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How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob,
thy tabernacles, O Israel.
ELCHANITE STAFF 6
TALMUD FACULTY 8
HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY 10
Student Court 43
Variety Night 44
Service Squad 46
Co-op Store 51
Varsity Basketball 58
Junior Varsity Basketball 60
AROUND B.T. A. (Picture Story) 62
Poetry — By Martin Gordon and Robert Weber ... 64
Emunah — By Steven Riskin 66
Man's Purpose in Life — By Martin Gordon 68
Confessions of a Frustrated Writer — By Joseph Bakal 69
Faith is Might — By Robert Weber 70
The Disappearance — By Melvin Zwillenberg .... 74
In Mock Memorium — By Morton Freiman 77
Chalutz — By Morris Goldberg 78
/I.E.— By Robert Goldberg 80
SENIOR DIRECTORY 95
IV/E dedicate ELCHANITE 1956 to the 8-year-old State of Israel, whose
■■ establishment as a world-recognized Jewish homeland on the 5th day
of lyar, 5708, through the will of G-d, realized the 2,000-year-old dream
of her persecuted people.
We look with faith toward the future, with the fervent hope that the enmity
and hatred exhibited both actively and passively toward the State of Israel
in her present crisis will vanish.
We look with faith toward the establishment in our day of a Torqh-true
Israel, from whose holy city Torah will issue forth to her people.
Although deserted by the nations of the world, Israel stands far from alone.
Though apparently without any ties, she maintains the strongest of them all.
For the Land of Israel possesses an ancient and eternal bond with G-d. and
the Jewish people the world over, whose roots are in her ground.
The Jew and the Land of Zion are one. And the Jew will never forget Zion.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. Psalms 137:5
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S C H O O L
Dr. Samuel Belkin,
President, yeshiva university
Dr. Shelley R. Saphire, Supervisor,
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOLS
Rabbi Abraham N. Zuroff, Principal
Mr. Samuel Levine, Director
Left to right: A. Fruchter, Editor-in-Chief M. Gordon, Faculty
Adviser H. Allan, J. Levy, Art Editor H. Burg, Co-Editor M.
1. Martin Gordon, Editor-in-Chief
2. Morris Goldberg. Co-Editor
3. George Falk, Activities Editor
4. Herbert Josepher, Activities Editor
5. Chaim Charytan, Business Manager
6. Eugene Zaveloff, Business Manager
7. Hyam Wasserman, Photography Editor
8. Sheldon Hirsch, Photography Editor
9. Allan Witztum, Activities Editor
10. Morton Freiman, Art Editor
1 1. Howard Burg, Art Editor
12. Mayer Rabinowitz, Business Manager
13. Bernard Langenauer, Literary Editor
14. Lester Kershenbaum. Literary Editor
15. Aaron Lebowitz. Typing Editor
16. Abraham Gafni. Activities Editor
17. Jerrold Neugeboren, Typing Editor
Rabbi Solomon Drillman
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Rabbi Wolf Durchin
Rabbi Joseph Epstein
Rabbi Peretz Yogel
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Rabbi Morris Gordon
Rabbi Harold B. Kanotopsky
Rabbi Meyer Karlin
Rabbi Pincus Shepshievitz
Rabbi Samuel Shmidman
Mr. Harry Allan,
Mr. Robert E. Bassell,
Mr. Ben Brender,
French and Spanish
Mr. Isaac Cantor,
Mr. Jacob D. Godin,
Mr. Sidney I. Gold,
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Mr. Samuel Gallant,
Mr. Theodore Kallner,
Mr. Julius Landowne,
Mr. Samuel H. Lebowitz,
Chemistry and Physics
Mr. Louis Kussin.
Mr. Leon Leibowitz,
Rabbi Harold B. Perlman,
Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein,
French and Hebrew
Mr. Martin Lilker.
Mr. Morris Septimus,
Mr. Harry Morse,
Mr. Jacob Soshuk,
Mr. Isidore Melov,
Mr. Joseph B. Strum,
Mr. Morris P. Turetsky,
Mr. John Santiago,
Mr. Israel Wallach,
Mrs. Helen Shalam,
Mr. Jacob J. Blazer,
Mrs. Yetta Rosenman,
Westinghouse Science Talent Search
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Certificate of Merit
General Motors Scholarship Program
Certificate of Merit
Mayor's Committee Award
To the Student Who Ranks Highest In His High School Studies
Kings County Grand Jurors Association
Essay Contest Winner
Future Scientists of America
National Science Achievement Award
New York State Scholarships
(Also Cornell Regents Scholarship)
Science Club 3; Service Squad 5,6; Class Debating
Team 5; Variety Night 4, 6, 8; Ticket Bureau 6, 7.
Larry, class actor, was a perennial performer at
Variety Night. An "omnivorous" reader, he has de-
voured everything from Uncle Remus to Freud, and
will continue conducting his psychoanalyses at
Brooklyn College while dabbling a bit with pre-med.
"Act well your part, there all the honor lies."
JOSEPH M. AUFRICHTIG
Arista 7, 8; Hebrew Culture Club President 7; Class
Debating Team 1-3.
Aufie, one of Mr. B's prize intellectuals, was a con-
stant "90 man." An "auf richtig" fellow, he will
prepare himself for a career in medicine at Y.U.
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree."
JOSEPH M. BAKAL
Class Debating Manager 2; "Elchanite" Writer 8.
In his leisure time, which was a most abundant com-
modity, Joseph conducted courses in movies, books,
and philosophy, in the basement. He will move his
classes to Brooklyn College in the fall.
"He seldom spoke; but what he said was clear,
And full of sense, so that you wished to hear."
Class Vice-President 2; Class Secretary-Treasurer 4;
Glee Club 3-8.
B.T.A.'s answer to Groucho Marx, Leon kept his class-
mates and Dr. Lichtenstein in "stitcties." He also
starred as Varsity statistician, and will continue his
compilations at City College, majoring in accounting.
"There goes Leon, glowing like neon."
Class President 1; Class Debating Team 3; Class Sec-
retary-Treasurer 4i Office Squad 5-8; Library Squad 5;
I.Y.H.S.S.C. Delegate 7, 8; Service Squad 7; Chagiga
Leader 7, 8; Hebrew Culture Club Secretary 3.
Hank, the fellow with the most contacts in W/illiams-
burg, could get everyttiing and nothing at half-price.
Helen's right hand man will switch (board) to Y.tJ. in
"We knew Henry like a book."
Class Debating Manager 1: Class Debating Team 1-6.
Morton, alias "Kaloochi." presently "Kaloochi," and
forever "Kaloochi," preferred our not mentioning his
nickname, "Kaloochi." His good-naturedness and ma-
ture understanding will doubtlessly aid him at Brook-
lyn College where he will take up a pre-engineering
"His only fault is that he has no fault."
Pliny the Younger
"Elcfianite" Art Editor 7, 8; "Elchanite" Associate Art
Editor 5, 6; "Elchanite" Art Squad 1-4; Sciiool Debat-
ing Team 4-8; Variety Night 2, 4, 6; Variety Night
Leader 8; Class Debating Team 1-8; Class Debating
Manager 6; Class Secretary-Treasurer 8; "Kolenu"
Editor 5-8; "Topics" Reporter 4, 6-8; Co-op Store
Public Relations Staff 5; Entertainment Commission
Our favorite virtuoso, Howie is B.T.A.'s answer to
Rembrandt and Victor Borge. He enjoyed weekly art
courses at Brooklyn College, and will continue his
"doodling" there in the fall.
"Art for art's sake."
Arista 8; Student Court Judge 7; G.O. Secretary-Treas-
urer 6; Class Vice-President 4; Class Debating Team
2, 4, 6-8; School Debating Team 5, 7, 8; "Topics"
Reporter 4; "Topics" Business Manager 6, 7; "Topics"
Photography Editor 6; "Topics Bulletin" Editor 5, 7;
"Kolenu" Writer 5, 6; "Elchanite" Business Manager
7, 8; Co-op Store Salesman 4, 5; Variety Night 6.
His service to the school in the capacities of G.O.
Secretary-Treasurer and "Topics" and "Elchanite"
Business Managers made Chaim the logical choice for
class businessman. A fine Talmud student, he will
study pre-med at Y.U.
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose."
Class Athletic Manager 2, 4, 6; Class Secretary-Treas-
urer 3; Class Debating Team 1; Junior Varsity Basket-
ball 3; Varsity Basketball 7.
The old cliche, "He accomplishes much in his own
quiet way," is descriptive of Jack. "Kahn" will take
his set shot to City where he will major in chemical
"Is he comin' or cohen?"
SEYMOUR D. EIDER
Chief Hebrew Librarian 3-8; Hebrew Library Squad 1-8;
English Library Squad 4; Co-op Store Publicity Staff 4;
"Kolenu" Writer 4-8; "Kolenu" Editor 7, 8; Mishmar
Leader 6-8; Kashruth Commission Chairman 7, 8.
A very pious individual and a great "masmid," Shim-
mie introduced the Mishmar, the Kashruth Commis-
sion, and the "$10 Shas" into B.T.A, Always on the
favorable side of Rabbi Yogel's "l-know-who-is-who"
list, he will study for Smicha at Y.U.
"But his delight is in the law of the Lord."
Arista 5-8; Class President 2, 5; Class Vice-President
6; Class Debating Team 5, 6; Service Squad 4,6;
"Topics" Business Staff 5.
Herman managed to maintain an above-90 average in
his regents although he insisted upon being the first
to leave the room when taking them. He will put his
keen mind and magic pen to work at Brooklyn
"Tis good-will makes intelligence."
G.O. Athletic Manager 7; "Elchanite" Activities Edi-
tor 7, 8: "Topics" Sports Editor 5: "Topics" Circula-
tion Staff 3. 5; "Topics" Reporter 2-8: Varsity
Basketball 5-8; Junior Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Class
Athletic Manager 2-6; Class Debating Team 2-5; Service
As school Athletic Manager. George revolutionized
sports in B.T.A. An all-around guy, he will attempt
to find a cure to that dreaded disease, "Yugaritis,"
when he transfers to Y.U. and takes up science.
"Not a sinner nor a saint, but just the very best of
G.O. Vice-President 8; Arista 5-8; Service Squad Cap-
tain 7; School Debating Team 7; Class Vice-President
4; Class Secretary-Treasurer 3, 5, 6; Class Debating
IVIanager 7; Class Debating Team 2-7; Service Squad
4, 5; Variety Night 7, 8; Hebrew Library Squad 2;
"Kolenu" Art Editor 8.
Newty surprised both Republicans and Democrats by
capturing the G.O. Vice-Presidency on a write-in. An
industrious and good-natured fellow, he will continue
playing "Malaguena" in college.
"The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct,
and the hand to execute."
Arista 6-8; "Elchanite" Art Editor 7, 8; "Elchanite"
Art Squad 1-8; Laboratory Assistant 5-8; Science Club
Vice-President 3; Class President 5; Class Debating
Team 1, 2; G.O. Public Relations Committee 8; Service
Squad 2, 4; "Library Bulletin" Art Editor 4-8.
Morty, class biologist, was seen at times with that
"dissecting iool(." With a scalpel in one hand and an
embalming set in the other, he decorated the halls
with skinless monsters. He will concentrate on
cadavers at Y.U.
"A merry heart doeth good Mite a medicine."
Arista 5-8; School Debating Team 5; Student Court
Defender 8; Variety Night 5-8; Glee Club 5-8; Hebrew
Library Squad 3, 4; Co-op Store Assistant Manager 6;
Co-op Store Stock iVIanager 4, 5; Co-op Store Assistant
Stock Manager 3; "Kolenu" Writer 5, 6; "Topics"
Reporter 2; "Sifryon" Writer 4; Class Vice-President
2, 8; Class Debating Manager 3; Class Debating Team
2-5, 7, 8; "Elchanite" Activities Editor 7, 8.
Abe, the class sophist, expressed his views incessantly
(especially in Sidney's class). Between his summers
at Massed, this versatile fellow participated in prac-
tically every school activity. He will continue equivo-
cating at Y.U.
"If words were drops of water, we'd soon have a
Library Squad 3-5.
An easy going guy, Gump spent most of his time
majoring In crossword puzzles. In his spare moments,
however, he was Rabbi Gordon's chief source of
"nachus." A diligent reader, he will attend Y.U. in
"Reading maketh a full man."
"Elchanite" Co-Editor-in-Chief 7, 8; Student Court
Judge 7; Arista 5-8i Arista Leader 7; Arista Secretary
6; Sctiool Debating Team 5-8; Class Debating Manager
6; Class Debating Team 1-8; Chief Librarian 3-5;
Library Squad 1-5; Class President 7; "Topics" Man-
aging Editor 7. 8; "Topics" News Editor 4-6; "Topics"
Typing Editor 2-4; "Topics Bulletin" Editor-in-Chief
6-8; "Atom" Editor-in-Chief 5, 6; "Library Bulletin-
Editor 5, 6.
Rabbi Yogel's top "lamdon" and Gemmorah valedic-
torian, Moishe, a very friendly fellow, is also an
expert at the "chalil." His assiduous extra-curricular
work was always accompanied by a high scholastic
"Virtue is its own reward."
Arista 7, 8; Junior Varsity Basketball 5, 6; Class
Secretary-Treasurer 7; "Atom" Writer 5: Class Debat-
ing Team 1.
Robert, a science fiction fiend, has confided to his
friends his plan to take over the world. Seriously,
though, his keen understanding of science and mathe-
matics should spell success for him at Brooklyn Poly
"In science, read by preference the newest works."
Variety Night 6, 8; Glee Club 5, 6; Class Athletic
Teams 1, 2.
Dave, one of our Williamsburgers, was another waiter
for, and commuter on the "spasmodic" Tompkins Ave-
nue bus. An extremely friendly and soft-spoken chap,
he plans to take up accounting at Brooklyn College
in the fall.
"Speech is silver, amiability is goid-feder."
Class Debating Team 4-7; Class Secretary-Treasurer
3, 4; Service Squad 1, 5, 8; Library Squad 5, 6.
Steve was the crusading president of STUPID (Search
for Truth Under Present Illogical Doctrine). Our Boro
Park representative will journey to Brooklyn College
in the fall.
"Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not
a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man."
MARTIN L. GORDON
Arista 5-8; "Elchanite" Editor-in-Chief 7, 8; "Topics"
Editor-in-Chief 5, 6; "Topics Bulletin" Editor 7;
"Topics" Copy Editor 3, 4; "Topics" Reporter 2, 3;
Student Court Judge 5, 6; Class President 1; Class Vice-
President 5; Class Debating Team 1-8; G.O. Elections
Commission 5; G.O. Public Relations Commission 6.
A top student, and both "Topics" and "Elchanite"
Editor-in-Chief, IVIarty's journalistic aspirations were
continually manifested in his "headline doodling." A
fine writer, he will attend Y.U. where he plans to
major in English.
"The pen is the tongue of the mind."
student Court Chief Justice 7, 8; CO. Charity Collec-
tor 8; G.O. Clubs Commission 7; Co-op Store Public
Relations Staff 5; Office Squad 5-8; Service Squad 5;
Glee Club 4-8; Variety Night 4, 6. 8; Hebrew Culture
Club Secretary 2; Class President 6; Class Vice-Presi-
dent 5; Class Sanitation Manager 3; Class Secretary-
In his four years at B.T.A., Henry, one of our nicest
fellows, was never known to utter a bad word about
anyone. Under his able leadership the Student Court
became a powerful organ of the G.O. He will continue
his studies at Y.U. in the fall.
"To err is human, to forgive divine."
Class President 5-8; Chagiga Leader 7, 8; Student
Court Judge 8; Glee Club 5-8; G.O. Service Points
Commission 7, 8; G.O. Entertainment Commission Co-
Chairman 8; Hebrew Culture Club President 3; Class
Debating Team 1, 3, 4.
The Alfred "Hirschcock" of B.T.A., Benny was a firm
believer in the old adage, "Eat, drink, and be merry."
Williamsburg's favorite son will continue to baffle his
professors at Y.U. with his "incoherency and irrele-
"He knew how to be merry and wise."
"Elchanite" Photography Editor 7. 8; "Elchanlte"
Typing Squad 7, 8; Service Squad 5-7; Class Debating
Team 5, 6. 8; Class Secretary-Treasurer 1.
Sheldon, traveling in from Bushwick every morning,
patrolled the school with his candid camera. He was
invited by Grace to cover "The Wedding." but de-
clined in favor of serving as "Elchanite" Photography
Editor. He has a dental career in focus at Y.U.
"I am a Camera."
student Court Defender 7, 8; Class Athletic Manaier
5, 7; Junior Varsity Basketball 5. 6; Glee Club 1-8:
Variety Niglit 3-8; Service Squad 5, 6; Hebrew Library
Squad 3. 4; School Debating Team 5, 6; Class Debating
Team 2-7: Co-op Store Salesman and Cashier 3, 4:
Co-op Store Appliance Manager and Assistant Manager
5. 6; "Kolenu" Writer 5, 6: "Topics" Reporter 5, 6;
"Topics" Circulation Manager 7. 8; "Atom" Co-Editor
3-5; "Library Bulletin" Writer 3-5.
Albie, Circulation Manager of "The Topics," circulated
mostly in Central. This ebullient personality was the
mainstay of the Septimus Glee Club. He hopes to
affix the title "Doctor" to his name someday. Desti-
"While the sick man has Hornblass there is hope."
Cicero and Gordon
Chess Team Captain 2; Chess Team 1, 2, 6, 8; Chess
Club 1-8; Chess Club President 5; Ping-pong Cham-
pion 6; "Topics" Business Staff 5.
Alvin, who was a champion ping-pong player, also
amazed us with the patience he exhibited during his
chess matches. He plans to take up pre-med at Brook-
lyn College in the fall.
"At the game's end we shall see who wins."
Arista 5-8; Varsity Basketball Captain 7, 8; Varsity
Basketball 5-8; Junior Varsity Basketball Captain 3, 4;
Junior Varsity Basketball 1-4; Arista Vice-Leader 7;
"Elchanite" Activities Editor 7, 8; Student Court Judge
5. 6; Class Vice-President 1; Class Athletic Manager 4;
Class Debating Manager 2: Class Debating Team 1, 2.
Jo, captain of the Varsity basketball team, was one of
the most popular seniors, on and off the court. A
modest fellow, his broad experience well earned for
him the position of Arista Vice-Leader. He is "setting"
his sights for Y.U.
"When the One Great Scorer comes to write against
He marks-not that you won or lost, but how you
played the game."
Variety Night 1-8; Co-op Store Staff 3; Service Squad
8i Class Debating Team 1. 6, 7; IVlathematics Club
Vice-President 5; English Library Squad 4, 5; Hebrew
Library Squad 6; Class Charity Collector 3, 4.
Shebsie, our dextrous prestidigitator, ambled over
from the sands of Brighton, and upon his graduation
and subsequent entrance into Flash's class, quickly
established himself as a much feared "gunslinger."
He will put his mathematical aptitude to work at
"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the
Arista 5-8; Arista Leader 8; G.O. Vice-President 7; Stu-
dent Court Judge 5. 6; Student Court Secretary 6;
"Elchanite" Literary Editor 7. 8i I.Y.H.S.S.C. Delegate
7; Mathematics Club President 5. 6, 8; Mathematics
Club Vice-President 3. 4; Class President 3. 4. 6i
Class Secretary-Treasurer 1; Class Sanitation Manager
2; Class Debating Team 3.
A brilliant math student and a favorite of Slick Willie.
Les was known for his Jazz "Concerts" and oft-visited
locker. He will be found next fall at Cooper Union.
"School is all right as long as it doesn't interfere
with your getting an education."
Junior Varsity Basketball 5. 6; Mathematics Club Presi-
dent 7; Mathematics Club Vice-President 6: "Topics"
Reporter 3-5: "Topics" Typing Editor 6i Class Vice-
President 2; Class Debating Manager 3; Class Athletic
Manager 8: Class Debating Team 2-5.
After four years, all that can be said about Archie
is that he's a great guy. A fine athlete, his hair never
grew, but always was "crew." He figures to take up
math at Brooklyn Poly Tech.
"With malice toward none, with charity for all."
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Variety Night 2, 8; Chagiga Committee 7, 8; Class
Athletic Manager 3.
Morty can best be described as TDT: Tall, darl( and
thrifty. With the aid of his irresistible smile he
hopes to charm his future students in the same
manner as did our own Mr. Melov.
"The most important thing you wear is your expres-
"Elchanite" Art Squad 1-8; "Library Bulletin" Art
Editor 5-8; Service Squad 4; Class Debating Team 1,
2; Class Debating Manager 4.
Solemn Jay mystefied us for four years. You could
never tell whether he was laughing with you or at
you. His studious attitude will surely stand him in
good stead when he takes up medicine at Y.U.
"The best character is generally that which is least
Varsity Basketball 7, 8; Junior Varsity Basketball 5, 5;
Variety Night 5-8; Co-op Store Salesman 5, 6; "Library
Journal" Writer 3; Class Debating Manager 2; Class
Debating Team 1-3.
Radical-minded Kenny insisted that "foolish consis-
tency is the hobgoblin of little minds." A sharp-
witted intellectual, guitar-playing Kobrin "strummed"
his way through his English courses. He will continue
his studies at Y.U.
"There's corn on the cob, and Ken on the Kob."
Arista 5-8; Varsity Basl<etball 5-8; Junior Varsity Bas
ketball 3, 4; Student Court Judge 8; School Debating
Team 4-8; "Elchanite" Literary Editor 7, 8: Co-op
Store Public Relations Staff 3-6; Service Squad Cap-
tain 7; Class President 2, 4, 8; Class Secretary-
Treasurer 3; Class Debating Team 2-8; Variety Night
4, 6, 8.
Known to his friends as "Juje," Bernie captained
the Service Squad to a new high— in corruption. Our
Varsity backcourt star will reform himself at Y.U.
where he will take a few pre-law courses.
"Knowledge is power."
Arista 7. 8; "Elchanite" Typing Editor 7. 8; Service
Squad 5. 8; Audio-Visual Committee 1-8; "Library
Bulletin" Editor 5. 6; Library Squad 3. 4; Chief Librar-
ian 5-8; Laboratory Squad 3; "Elchanite" Photography
Squad 1, 2; Class Sanitation Manager 3, 7; Class
Debating Team 8.
Because of his favorable teacher-student relationship.
Aaron's classmates continually tried to induce him to
supply them with "valuable data." His mathematical
ability will lead him to a career in accounting at City.
"A wise son maketh a glad father."
Varsity Basketball 7. 8; Junior Varsity Basketball 3-6;
Class Athletic Manager 1; Junior Varsity Co-Captain
The "Butcher." who never broke basketball training
because he never started it. was an ardent advocate of
inter-school activities (with Flatbush). The Adonis
of the class will ascend to Brooklyn College in the fall.
"The man who smokes, thinks like a sage."
Service Squad 5, 6, 81 Library Squad 5, 6; Variety
Night 2, 8; Class Secretary-Treasurer 4; Co-op Store
It must be said that you can't find a nicer "mixed
up" kid than Jonah. Cur master of doubletalk so
bewildered his teachers that they insisted he graduate
immediately. He hopes to become an engineer at City
"To be great is to be misunderstood."
SAMUEL J. MILLER
Chagiga Leader 7, 8; Library Squad 1, 2; Glee Club
7, 8; Chess and Checkers Club President 5; Service
Squad 5, 6; Class Vice-President 1-7; Class Athletic
"Boss Sam" retired from class politics after seven
terms of "meritorious" service in the position of vice-
president. He will send himself through the "mill"
at the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy.
"A friend Is a person with whom I may be sincere . . .
IHe] may well be reckoned the masterpiece of
Arista 5-8; School Debating Manager 7, 8; School
Debating Team 4-8; "Elchanite" Typing Editor 7, 8;
Service Squad 2; Varsity Basketball 7, 8; Junior
Varsity Basketball 5, 6; "Topics" Copy Editor 4, 5;
"Topics" Photography Editor 3; "Topics" Circulation
Manager 6; Class Vice-President 1-3; Class Debating
Manager 5; Class Debating Team 1-8; Class Athletic
Jerry, twice CO. Debating Manager, and a "truly fine
boy" in Dr. Lichfenstein's opinion, took time out to
place first in the Grand Jurors Association essay con-
test. A future lawyer, he will prepare for the bar at
"Lightning and thunder from his mouth he hurled."
Arista 7, 8; Service Squad Captain 8; Service Squad
6-8; Class Secretary-Treasurer 4; "Topics" Business
and Circulation Staff 5, 6; "Elctianite" Typing Squad
5, 6; Library Typing Squad 4.
Mr. Lill<er's one man reference department, Noel is
tlie junior member of Commager, Nevins & Pugach. A
priceless and indispensable source of current events
homework, this conscientious fellow will be found at
Brooldyn College in the fail.
"The history of the world is but the biography of
Arista 6-8; "Elchanite" Business Manager 7, 8; Office
Squad 6; "Kolenu" Editor 5-8; "Kolenu" Writer 3, 4;
Co-op Store Assistant Manager 5; Co-op Store Public
Relations Staff 4; TIcliet Bureau Manager 5; "Topics"
An editor of "Kolenu," Mayer had his "Sphardit"
accent, a product of a four-year stay in Israel, undergo
"Ashkanaziation" at B.T.A. Our future mathematician
plans to attend Y.U. in the fall.
"A great science is mathematics."
Arista 8; School Debating Team 5-8; Class Debating
Team 2, 3, 5, 6, 8; Class Debating Manager 8; "Elcha-
nite" Art Squad 3-8; Hebrew Culture Club 1; Public
Speaking Club 2.
Louis, the foreigner from "south of the border" (N.J.),
was denied the right to take the State Scholarship
examination. This magnanimous personage, and fine
debater, will attend Y.U. next fall.
"A man's character is revealed by his speech."
Arista 6-8; School Debating Manager 5, 6; School De-
bating Team 3-8; Class Debating Manager 2, 3, 7, 8;
Class Debating Team 1-8; Public Speaking and Debat-
ing Club President 5; Service Squad 4, 5; Student
Court Defender 8; Variety Night 8; Hebrew Library
Squad 7; "Topics" Reporter 2, 5, 6; Class President 4.
An excellent writer, and a favorite of Mr. Gold, Steve
was cited by the latter for both his "clear thinking"
and "across the room conversational disturbances."
A very friendly fellow, he will make use of his oratori-
cal and Talmudic abilities when he studies pre-lavif
"A story creater,
And a great debater."
student Court Judge 7; Variety Night Leader 8; Service
Squad 5; Variety Night 6, 8.
As the "Rock 'n' Roll Kid," Rube, a talented fellow,
produced Variety Night from his office in Rabbi Gor-
don's class. Attending Brooklyn College in the fall,
Rube will be remembered for his classic translations of
the "Shulchan Aruch."
"Rock around the clock."
"Topics" Features Editor 8-8; "Topics" Photography
Editor 5; "Topics" Reporter 3, 4; Class President 1-4;
Class Debating Manager 5; Class Debating Team 1-4.
Larry exhibited an admirable style with the pen.
During his many journeys to summer resorts, where he
worked as a busboy, he wrote numerous entertaining
articles for the "Topics." He will be found at Y.U. in
"Style [in writing] is the dress of thoughts."
Arista 7, 8; Varsity Basketball Manager 7, 8; "Topics"
Reporter 5, 6; Class Secretary-Treasurer 6; Service
Squad 4-6; Office Squad 6; Mattiematics Club Vice-
Jerry was the out-door type, always looking in that
direction during physics. A top-notch math student,
our official Varsity scorer was permitted to enter the
exclusive "flowers that bloom in the spring tra-la"
club, and will form a new branch at City College.
LO 4-6000; The Sign of Success.
Junior Varsity Basketball 3-6; Class Athletic Manager
4-8; Variety Night 8; Glee Club 5, 5; Class "Elchanite"
Business Manager 5, 6; Class Sanitation Manager 2;
Class Debating Team 4-8.
Known affectionately to his classmates as "The
Chimp," Willie hustled his way through B.T.A. He will
try to engineer his way through City College, while
making a little "dough" on the side.
"Hustle, hustle, hustle."
"Library Journal" Writer 4; Service Squad 7; Service
Squad Captain 8; Library Squad 3, 4; Co-op Store Staff
It took Marcel, a dapper Dan from the hills (Kew
Gardens), just four years to discover that B.T.A. has
a six, not four day week. N.Y.U. will be a stepping
stone toward his career in accounting.
"He was a gentleman from sole to crown.
Clean-favored, and imperially slim."
"Elchanite" Art Squad 7, 8; Variety Night 6; "Library
Journal" Art Squad 5-8; Glee Club 5-7r Hebrew Library
Squad 3, 4.
Lionel used what Dr. Lichtenstein termed "the wrong
approach," in demonstrating his knowledge of nature
lore; for this happy-go-lucky guy had in his repertoire
a wide variety of bird calls.
"He rates high in our skoor-kard."
Arista 8; Chief Librarian 8; Library Squad 5, 7; Soccer
Team 4, 5; Class Sanitation Manager 5, 6; Co-op Store
Salesman 5; Class Debating Team 8.
Oscar, while Chief Librarian, served as Mr. Brender's
right hand man. Our foremost French scholar delighted
Dr. Lichtenstein with his "beautiful" pronunciation.
This conscientious individual will continue his studies
"Librarians are wiser men than others."
G.O. President 7, 8; "Elchanite" Photography Editor
7, 8; "Elchanite" Writer 5, 6; "Sifryon" 3, 4; Glee
Club Leader 1-8; Co-op Store Manager 3-5; "Kolenu"
Editor 3-8; Variety Night Leader 4, 6, 8; Class Vice-
President 5, 6; Class Athletic Manager 1; Class Secre-
tary-Treasurer 2; Class Sanitation Manager 8; Class
Debating Manager 3; Class Debating Team 1-8; Arista
Politician, par excellence, Hyam, who "did most for
the school," and collected lOO's in Doc's class, had
the unprecedented distinction of holding the G.O.
presidency and his class sanitation managership at the
same time. He will attend Y.U. if he is aboff, uh, able.
"I came, 1 saw, I conquered."
Chief Librarian 6, 7; Library Squad 3, 4, 5; Variety
Night Leader 8; Variety Night 4; Service Squad 3, 4;
"Topics" Reporter 5, 6; Class Secretary-Treasurer 3;
Class Sanitation Manager 2; Class Debating Team 3, 4.
An enthusiastic admirer of Zane Grey, Bob has had his
own literary works appear in numerous publications.
He will get the business in a business course at City
College in the fall.
". . . and writing [maketh] an exact man."
Service Squad 7; Class Debating Team 7; Class Basket-
ball and Baseball Teams 3-8.
Mickey journeyed in from Queens daily, only to be
"upchecked" by Rabbi Yogel. His comical retorts
livened up many a class, and will earn him much com-
panionship at City College.
"He possessed 'it,' that unknown quality."
Chagiga Committee 7; Service Squad 4; Glee Club
5. 6; Library Squad 5; Class Secretary-Treasurer 2. 3:
Class Debating Team 7.
Moishe came to B.T.A. in an effort to recruit "cha-
verim" for his Bnei Akiva group. It may now be re-
vealed that he was editor of the clandestine "Exclu-
"An honest man's word is as good as his bond."
ABRAHAM B. WITTY
"Topics" Editor-in-Chief 7, 8; Journalism Club 1-8;
"Kolenu" Editor 5, 6; Co-op Store Manager 6; Variety
Night 2, 4; Office Squad 6; Hebrew Library Public
Relations Staff 8; Class Vice-President 7, 8; Class
Debating Manager 1; Class Sanitation Manager 3; Co-
op Store Staff 5.
Viihile filibustering his way through the CO., Witty, a
disciple of Roberts, found his orations conflicted with
Mr. Strum's evening hours. Our crusading "Topics"
Editor-in-Chief will continue his talking marathon at
"All the news unfit to print."
Arista 5-8; "Elchanite" Activities Editor 7, 8; Service
Squad 3; "Topics" Circulation Staff 5, 6; Hebrew
Library Squad 2; Co-op Store Staff 2-7; Science Club
President 7; Class Debating Team 6; Class Charity
Collector 6, 8.
Witz is the "most unforgettable character we have
ever met." Ingenuity personified, he could inject
humor into, or could cook up a scheme for any given
situation. He will prepare for the future at Brooklyn
"A rare compound of geniality, fun, and frolic."
"Explorer" Editor 3, 4; "Library Bulletin" Writer 4, 5;
Glee Club 6, 7; English Library Squad 5; Class Debating
Manager 5; Class Debating Team 3-5.
Big John, part of the Wieder-Book "combo," is one
of our most prominent "chalutzim." Famed for his
impersonations of Mr. Kallner, he will "bounce" up to
Y.U. and prepare for smicha.
"When Johnny comes bouncing in again."
Arista 8; "Elchanite" Business IVIanager 7, 8: Service
Squad 7, 8; Clubs Commission 7, 8; Class Debating
Manager 4; Class Debating Team 1.
Genial Gene made the headlines as the "iron man"
of the Service Squad. His perseverance as business
manager of the "Elchanite" was a major factor in its
success. He plans to attend Y.U.
"When duty whispers low. thou must,
The youth replies I can."
MELMN L. ZWILLENBERG
Arista 5-8: Arista Secretary 7; "Elchanite" Writer
7, 8; Service Squad 5. 6; Newspaper Distribution
Commission 6; "Kolenu" Writer 4-8: English Library
Squad 3. 4; Class Athletic Manager 3; Science Club
5: Mathematics Club 1-8.
Defying the anti-trust laws. Zwilly racked up an aca-
demic fortune, winning a Westinghouse Science Talent
prize, plus trip to Washington. General Motors and
Merit Scholarship Certificates of Merit. New York
State Scholarship, ad infinitum. Our valedictorian will
continue his education at ... he is undecided and
unlimited in choice.
"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent:
doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
WE start off our careers with a big splash — the
Shark meets the Whale . . . Witty arrives and
the great talking marathon begins . . . J.B., in deep
philosophic meditation — gets lost . . . Kaloochi's
upper lip tickles us pink . . . "Bouncing"' Teddy-
bear tells him moustache has arbe kanfos, needs
tszeitszeiss . . . School gets "Rocky" Morse as new
physical education instructor . . . His course:
Bend-Extend. Duh ... He institutes new national
sport — Knok-hockey . . . For recreation he throws
footballs at us . . . Daring Wilbur (a real dummy
if there ever was one) makes his debut . . . Climbs
down two stories and gives Dootch the Pooch the
scare of his life . . . Rabbi Frankel's class enacts
T.V. program: Lights Out! . . . Rabbi Zuroff re-
mains in the "dark" . . . Gafni falls for Dinah in a
big way — right through the floor . . . Our favorite
sports are Between the Walls, Off the Wall, and
Tree Grating Basketball . . . Grossman tells us to
answer final in ink, blood, or lipstick . . . Marks it
with musical scale . . . His new marking system:
four zeros fourth period; five zeros fifth; six zeros
sixth . . . Bus service from Boro Park established
— Student: "Better late than never." Rabbi Zuroff:
"But better never late" . . . Bob Bassell gives
sample questions from his final — very inclusive
samples . . . Typical REB report: Write all you
know about what the economy of Walla Walla has
to do with the birth rate on Pango Pango . . . "But
Mr. Septimus, I left my homework home." "Ho,
ho, Schnitzer, that's an old one" . . . Kallner dem-
onstrates Murphy's law for us . . . Rabbi Shep-
shievitz gets all wet from leak in lightbulb . . .
Investigation follows: "Did you dood it? You
swear you doodn't dood it?" . . . Faivy asks for
Elchanite adsssssss . . . Our year of indoctrination
and "brainwashing" comes to an end.
TALKING marathon on second lap and pick-
ing up speed . . . New music teaciier: Horace
Sanders . . . Calls us a bunch of %#&%§&£|°°
. . . Mass cut on test day: Everyone's a cheer-
leader . . . Polo shirts, but ties, for Teddy . . .
Speedy Mo comes late after parking trouble: "Pipe
down boys, you're wasting your own time" . . .
He teaches us how to catch crooks with loci and
endorses Camp SOHCAHTOA . . . New course to
replace Bend-Extend — Bring in denial note or fail
. . . Shelley interrupts Jacknin's "sleeping beauty"
act . . . Jacknin claims he wasn't sleeping; Brender
claims he is no beauty . . . We stop leaving Rabbi
Frankel's class through windows — we move to sec-
ond floor . . . After fire sale at Bedford Appliances
— Rabbi Frankel: "Was you dere, Charlie?" . . .
Kay takes over candy store from Bert . . . "My
books! My books!" "Better head 'em off at the
toilet, or it'll be a royal flush" . . . Bob organizes
secret service in an effort to uncover the brains
behind the Informer . . . Shimmie starts the famous
Shas Incident . . . Says the shas will be ready in
three weeks. Ho hum! . . . Topics turns printed
. . . Student: "Why do bees buzz?" Landowne: "If
someone stole your honey and nectar, you'd be
buzzin', too" . . . Brender tells us jokes which are
two-thirds of a pun — pu . . . Bob again gives us
sample questions from final . . . Julie advises us
to eat bananas before the Regents and write there-
fore for half-credit . . . We take our first two
Regents at Y.U. ... As soph year ends, rumor
reaches us that we will be located centrally at Bed-
ford and Church next term.
WE move to new location at Church and Bed-
ford . . . Joseph gets lost again and attends
Erasmus for a week . . . Things are looking up —
Marty teaches us history from a high chair . . . We
are formally dubbed clucks, but pass Chem and
Physics . . . Typical Lichty test — fifteen words,
sixteen conjugations: "Plenty time, boys, plenty
time" . . . Next day — Wasserman's 65 raised to
maya for neatness . . . School rocked to founda-
tions: Bob announces engagement and marriage
. . . Shimmie Eider organizes mishmar . . . We take
up "pupindiculas and hushey bars" in Slo Mo's
Intermediate class . . . Tells us answer to problem
is seeeeehhven . . . Senor's Spanish mishmar is
highlighted by clock episode . . . Seiior is annoyed
by despicable pigs trying to wreck his classroom
with an infernal racket . . . New secretaries: Yetta
(I can't forgetta) Rosenman — no relation to Judge
Rosenman — and Helen Cohen . . . Slick Willie
blames his lateness on the service on the Avenue J
"banana" line — it comes in bunches . . . Lichty
practices deep knee bends at the blackboard . . .
The greatest sleuths, among them Sherlock Shark,
still ponder over Missing Shas Mystery . . . Then it
arrives! . . . Henry Wadsworth Witztum rises to
the occasion with the immortal lines:
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
'Bout the arrival of the shas, late but a year.
Jacknin wins ping-pong championship . . . Typical
Bob everyday-usage vocabulary; Wonga, wokus,
pucelle . . . We do mysteriously well on his Lincoln
Stephens test . . . Israeli Independence Day 1955
is celebrated with the resonant singing of the
famous "His Name is Lichtenstein" . . . Bob gives
us sample questions for the final . . . We enter
politics . . . We are gypped out of Garden game
. . . Then five Regents. Ow! . . . Our most produc-
tive year is at an end.
IVAITTY begins final lap: "As I was saying
■■ before I was so rudely interrupted by the
summer vacation" . . . Rabbi Gordon opens his
new wax museum with King Kong Ostrow as main
attraction . . . We get scholarship class with Mr.
Gold . . . Mr. Turetsky: "What did you get on the
last test?" Student: "49%." Mo: "You're one of
the smarter boys. Sit in the back" . . . The Dodgers
finally find next year . . . Rabbi Yogel finds out
"who is who, ver is ver, and vat is vat" . . . Why
is Lester's locker such a popular meeting place?
. . . Speedy Moe tells us that Advanced Algebra is
the same as Elementary, but just a little more
advanced . . . Rabbi Perlman's choppy but "well-
built" sentences pack a powerful punch . . . Quack,
quack . . . Punchy tells Goldberg that due to his
excellence in physics he should take up ex-lax in
college . . . Goldberg, however, is preoccupied with
conquering the world and dividing it into spheres
of influence for his friends . . . Goldberg: "I'll give
you a sewer." Punchy: "A clean sewer?" Gold-
berg: "No. A filthy, slimy one." . . . Waxy begs his
class to stop the intermission . . . Alfred Hirsch-
cock Presents at the Purim Chagiga . . . Rabbi
Zuroff's favorite song: / am the Great Suspender
. . . Mr. Kussin calls Zwillenberg the stupidest-
looking kid he ever saw, then relents . . . George
becomes school's first six-letter man — basketball,
track, swimming, hopscotch, potsy, and tiddley-
winks . . . Zwillerachi practices chopsticks every
lunchtime . . . Scholarship test . . . Zwill goes to
Washington — Ike decides to run . . . Sidney's
class: Benny lectures on lewd pocket books . . .
Macbeth test postponed for "tomorrow and tomor-
row and tomorrow" . . . Our boys play in Madison
Square Garden ... So who's Judge Rosenman?
Well, um, he's a judge . . . Marty makes it in
movies and real life . . . Rabbi Yogel asks, "Vus is
Rock 'n' Roll?" . . . Waterguns "rain" supreme
. . . Rabbi Gordon calls George a hat model . . .
Lichty helps us with T.I. test but maintains he
"will not cheat" . . . Mr. Kussin loses one topic in
the shufile; only one? . . . Y.U. — why me? . .
Scholarship results: Eighteen winners, and Rabb
Zurofi" does a kozatska . . . Variety Nite (Burg
Rubenstein, Wasserman) a great success . .
Regents . . . Graduation . . . Proud B.T.A. Alumni,
we go out into the world.
YESHim imiVERStTY HIGH SCHOOL
TALMttDICAL ACADEMY i
The 1956 graduating class of Brooklyn Tal-
mudical Academy hereby resolves to meet, please
G-d, in twenty years, on Sunday, June 6, 1976, at
12 noon, at the corner of Bedford and Church
Avenues, Brooklyn, New York.
^ERVING as coordinator of the numerous extra-
^ curricular activities at Brooklyn Talmudical
Academy, the General Organization reached an
all-time high in student participation. The wide-
spread interest in G.O. -sponsored activity led to
a most successful year of accomplishment.
The fall term saw Hyam Wasserman assume
the Presidency, and Lester Kershenbaum the Vice-
Presidency. The executive council was rounded
out with Allan Balsam's election as Secretary-
Treasurer. Jerrold Neugeboren became Debating
Manager, and George Falk, Athletic Manager.
In the spring Mr. Wasserman was reelected
Left to right, Seated: S. Horwitz, B. Weinstock, M. Strahlberg. S.
Sussman, Vice-President L. Kershenbaum, President H. Wasserman,
Secretary-Treasurer A. Balsam, B. Hirsch, M. Goldberg, B. Adler,
N. Nusbacher. Standing: E. Lowenstien, D. Siegfried, S. Miller,
C. Cantor, A. Witty, M. Strobel, H. Belman, D. Goldmacher, A.
Fruchter, J. Levy, N. Dershowitz.
President, and Newton Feld gained the Vice-Pres-
idency on a "write-in," a feat accomplished only
once before in B.T.A.'s history. Hershel Far-
kas was elected Secretary-Treasurer, Jerrold Neu-
geboren, once again, Debating Manager, and
Martin Lebowitz, Athletic Manager.
The 1955-1956 administration carried out a
program whereby a greater number of students,
other than those elected to the Student Council,
received the opportunity through membership in
presidentially-appointed "commissions" to partici-
pate in G.O. coordinative activity.
spring t e r m
Left to right. Seated: I. Kellman, B. Weinstock. M. Strahlberg, S.
Sussman, Vice-President N. Feld, President H. Wasserman. Secre-
tary-Treasurer H. Farkas, B. Hirsch, N. Dershowitz, J. Levy, A.
Fruchter. Standing: M. Mednick, D. Siegfried, C. Cantor, A.
Flamholz, H. Belman, A. Witty, S. Goldman. A. Gafni. B. Lang-
enauer, H. Leibowitz, D. Lazar, D. Goldkrantz.
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Left to right: Faculty Adviser J. Strum, Vice-President L.
Kershenbaum, President H. Wasserman, Secretary-Treas-
urer A. Balsam.
Outstanding in this year's activity were the fol-
lowing highlights: In addition to the traditional
Chanukah Chagiga, a Purim celebration took
place. Beautiful weather accompanied a day of
exciting intra-mural sporting events at the Lag
B'Omer outing. Variety Night, our school's annual
talent show, proved to be one of the most success-
ful yet. Of this year's assemblies, the leading were
the filmstrip and lecture on safety by the A. A. A.,
the Yeshiva University High School Panel Discus-
sion, the Sing (a B.T.A. first), and the student-
faculty "debate" which turned out to be a court-
room scene in which the student body of B.T.A.
prosecuted the recently-married Mr. Martin Lilker
for desertion of the "Bachelor's Club."
B.T.A. showed itself well in the various tourna-
ments sponsored by the Inter- Yeshiva Student
Council of which we are a member. Our partici-
pants brought back trophies and medals which we
proudly display in the school building.
The Varsity Debaters and Basketeers had suc-
cessful seasons, the latter reaching the final round
of the Yeshiva League playoffs at Madison Square
Left to right: Secretary-Treasurer H. Farkas, President
H. Wasserman, Vice-President N. Feld, Faculty Adviser
THE Student Court serves as the judicial branch
' of student government at our school. Its five
permanent members and one alternate are elected
under a new system by the Student Council, after
which the six judges choose a Chief Justice to pre-
side at all court sessions.
The court passes judgment on a student accused
by a Service Squad member of violating a school
law. When summoned to appear, the student must
be faced by his accuser, and may speak in his own
defense or acquire the services of a fellow student,
a "Public Defender." The Captain of the Service
Squad acts as prosecuting attorney. After careful
deliberation the court hands down its verdict, and
the student, if found guilty, must either serve de-
tention or write an essay.
The Student Court is a leading example of dem-
ocratic student government in action at B.T.A.
Lefl to right. Seated: M. Rubenstein, Chief Justice H. Gross. M. Gold-
berg. Standing: H. Wasserman, J. Neugeboren, C. Charytan.
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Left to right, Seated: P. Bursky, Chief Justice H. Gross, M. Press.
Standing: B. Langenauer, S. Sussman. B. Hirsch.
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VARIETY night was established four years ago
to give the students of B.T.A. an opportunity
to display their theatrical and musical talents.
The 1956 production, under the direction of
Howard Burg and Martin Rubenstein, was both
an entertainment triumph and a financial success.
The evening was a potpourri of music, magic, and
In addition to Burg, who acted as master of
ceremonies and entertained at the piano, and
Rubenstein, who took part in a guitar duet with
Kennard Kobrin, were the following performers:
Larry Arberman and Phil Frost, comedians; Moishe
Goldberg and Shepsie Katz, magicians; and Aaron
Dobin, singing guest star at the guitar.
Henry Belman and Abraham Gafni joined with
Frost and Rubenstein for vocal selections as a
quartet. The B.T.A. band featuring Burg and Newty
Feld (piano), Kobrin and Rubenstein (guitar),
and Allen Mandel (drums) livened up the show.
Steven Riskin acted as orator in The Unusual Bar
Highlighting the evening was a cantata on Abra-
ham Lincoln's tragic death, entitled The Lonesome
Train. It was conducted by Hyam Wasserman and
narrated by Riskin.
Mr. Samuel Gallant very ably supervised Vari-
ety Night. Proceeds from ticket sales went to the
Lejt lo right, Seated: K. Kobrin, H. Burg,
A. Mandel. Standing: N. Feld, D. Zomick,
Left to right, Front Row: P. Bersson, M. Geffen, Captain B. Langenauer, Vice-Presi-
dent L. Kershenbaum, Captain N. Feld, M. Reiss, N. Bersson, J. Werblowsky. Second
Row: N. Pugach, J. Rosenbaum, D. Lazar, R. Weinberger, P. Frost, S. Miller, J.
Schnure, J. Sussman, M. Kellman, S. Hirsch. Third Row: M. Zinamin, M. Leibowitz,
I. Blachor, A. Finer, P. Stein, J. Lifschitz, S. Goldrich, S. Grossbard. Fourth Row: H.
Book, D. Goldmacher, A. Hyman, M. Weiss, A. Jacknin, J. Levy, E. Zaveloff.
Or^TOD V3^va. nT:iD
THE body whose function it is to maintain order
and cleanliness within the school building is the
The Service Squad is headed by two Co-Cap-
tains, appointed by, and responsible to the Vice-
President of the G.O. Its members are selected on
the basis of interviews by the Vice-President and
the Co-Captains, followed by Student Council ap-
This year, in order to attain greater efficiency,
the library, study room, basement, auditorium and
yard, in addition to the halls, were divided into
sections, each patrolled by a Service Squad mem-
This 40-member law enforcement body operates
in cooperation with the Student Court, and was
headed this year by Newton Feld and Bernard
Langenauer in the fall term, and by Noel Pugach
and Marcel Shwergold in the spring. A regulation
instituted recently compels the Service Squad mem-
ber to be present at Student Court meetings to
present his account of the misdemeanor for which
he has reported the accused.
Much credit is due this vital organ of student
Front Row: M. Kellman, J. Schnure, E. Schuman, Captain N. Pugach. Vice-Presideni N.
Feld, R. Weinberger, S. Stein, G. Halpern. Second Row: J. Berkowitz. H. .^bramowitz. A.
Lebowitz, J. Levy, O. Klapper, J. Neufeld, E. Lowenstein. N. Dershowitz. S. Feigelstock, J.
Rapaport. Third Row: D. Goldmacher, H. Yoskowitz. D. Siegfried. S. Kalz, P. Stein. M.
Strobel, M. Weiss, E. Leibowitz. G. Salzman, B. Hirsch. Fourth Row: S. Miller, J. Pugach.
M. Zinamin, S. Schechter, S. Goldrich. I. Blachor. J. Lowenlhal, S. Grossbard. H. Book. D.
Lazar. Fifth Row: H. Burg, E. Siller. I. Handel. P. Frost. E. Zaveloff. M. Mednick. J. Sussman.
A. Flamholz. D. Resnick, J. Daina, A. Jacknin.
A YEAR and a half ago the mimeographed
Topics Bulletin was established to supplement
the printed Topics and give a more complete and
up-to-date coverage of the school's news and
events. Not content with the fulfillment of this pur-
pose, it has opened its editorial page to comments
by the students and its editorial staff on such items
as B.T.A.'s Arista and the school curriculum.
Jack Ness will take over the Bulletin editorship
next year from Morris Goldberg, who has headed
it since its inception.
UNDER the editorship of Abraham B. Witty,
and the supervision of Mr. Sidney Gold, The
Topics completed its third year as a printed news-
paper. As in the past, B.T.A.'s organ of student
expression was published by the Journalism Club.
This year witnessed a few noteworthy changes.
Among them were the initiation of a new column,
"Topics of the Times," the institution of a more
aggressive editorial policy, and the adoption of a
more conservative banner. A member of the Co-
lumbia Scholastic Press Association, The Topics
received a third place rating in 1955 competition.
Left to right: Editor-in-Chief
M. Goldberg, J. Ness, H.
Goodman, D. Epstein.
Left to right: H. Wasserman, M. Press, M.
Rabinowitz, S. Eider, H. Burg, N. Feld.
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THIS year's edition of Kolenu, B.T.A.'s Hebrew
literary publication, not only reflects the spirit
and teachings of the Yeshiva, but also the journal-
istic and artistic talents of its student contributors.
Breaking with Kolenu's tradition of past years,
the Editors-in-Chief, Mayer Rabinowitz and Hyam
Wasserman, under the faculty supervision of Rabbi
Joseph Epstein, undertook the task of transform-
ing the publication from a purely literary journal
to a larger and more attractive Hebrew magazine.
Features included in this year's edition are an
article by Mayer Rabinowitz on Rashi's Torah
commentary, a piece by Hershel Parkas on Moroc-
can Jewry and its cultural problems in the State of
Israel, and an essay on the relationship between
art and religion, by Howard Burg.
Mishmar Organizer and Leader: Shimon Eider.
WHEN Shimon Eider came to B.T.A. there
was no Mishmar. Therefore, in his junior
year, "Shimmie" organized one. Mostly through
his unfailing efforts, attendance at the Mishmar
grew from the scant ten or so at the first few ses-
sions to the present average of more than forty
students a week.
Mishmars in B.T.A. start at 6:45 each Thurs-
day night, giving the attending students enough
time to eat before the start of their diligent study
until 10 o'clock. A rabbi from the Hebrew De-
partment is always present to give any needed help.
If nothing more than a proof of the sincerity of
B.T.A. students, the mishmar has admirably ac-
complished its purpose.
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THIS marks the fourth year of the Cooperative
' Store's existence in B.T.A. Staffed completely
by students, who purchase its goods and keep its
records, the Co-op is another outstanding example
of student activity at our school.
When it began operating four years ago in the
President Street building, it handled only school
supplies. It offers today, in addition, a complete
line of household appliances.
Student patronage has spelled success for Her-
shel Farkas in his management of the Co-op.
Lejt to right. Seated: A. Finer, P. Singer. Manager H. Farkas. I. Kcllman.
A. Fruchter. Standing: S. Weiser, S. Goldman, S. Stein. H. Mandel. S.
Schechter, J. Levy, O. Klapper.
ARISTA in Brooklyn Talmudical Academy
serves a manifold purpose. As an honor so-
ciety it is cited as a goal, which every serious-
minded student strives to reach. In aiding poor
students it serves to encourage high scholarship.
Through its rigid entrance requirements (out-
standing success in Talmud and secular studies;
participation in extracurricular activities; approval
by Senate [faculty board] and Assembly [present
Arista membership]), it rewards its members with
prestige and self-satisfaction.
3,1 •^a:;3;io d*;:; nnziD
Clockwise from foreground center, Seated: J, Schraub, B. Reiss, H. Mandel, M. Press, A.
Hyman, H. Farkas, M. Gordon, Vice-Leader H. Josepher, Faculty Adviser S. Lebowitz, Leader
M. Goldberg, Secretary M. Zwillenberg, B. Adler, M. Zinamin, S. Riskin, A. Witztum, N. Feld,
A. Lebowitz. Left to right. Standing: J. Aufriclitig, L. Greenfeld, N. Pugach, H. Wasserman,
A. Gafni, L. Kershenbaum, B. Langenauer, J. Neugeboren, M. Rabinowitz. M. Freiman, P.
Bursky, S. Weiser, J. Levy, A. Fruchter.
Left to right. Seated: S. Sussman, B. Weinstock, Secretary M. Press, Faculty Adviser
S. Lebowitz, Leader L. Kershenbaum, Vice-Leader A. Fruchter, S. Golshevsky. M. Strobel.
Standing; C. Charytan, L. Raymon, O. Wachstock, E. Zaveloff.
Total membership this past year stood at thirty-
nine, including eight new inductees presented w ith
their pins and certificates at a special assembly.
Supervising the honor society is its faculty ad-
viser, Mr. Samuel Lebowitz. The student leaders
were: FALL TERM; Morris Goldberg. Leader:
Herbert Josepher, Vice-Leader: Melvin Zwillen-
berg. Secretary. SPRING TERM: Lester Kershen-
baum, Leader: Aaron Fruchter, Vice-Leader:
Mark Press, Secretary.
Le/r /o right, Seated: J. Lowenthal, Chief Librarian O. Wach-
stock. Faculty Adviser B. Brender, Chief Librarians R. Weber
and A. Lebowitz. Standing: A. Wolfish, M. Strahlberg, H.
Goodman, D. Segal, S. Sussman, A. Kass, B. Pallant, B. Adler,
S. Stein, N. Nusbacher.
THE English Library purchased many new
volumes this year of both the fiction and non-
fiction variety. Among them are current best-
sellers including Marjorie Morningstar and Ander-
sonville, many books on science and mathematics,
and anthologies of plays and short stories.
Circulation increased tremendously due to the
publicity obtained through the Topics Bulletin and
through the library's own publication, the Library
Busy processing the new books, were the Chief
Librarians, Aaron Lebowitz and Robert Weber
(fall term), and Oscar Wachstock (spring term).
The faculty adviser to the library is Mr. Ben
THE Hebrew Library, under the direction of
■ Rabbi Joseph Epstein, librarian, and Shimon
Eider, staff head, added, too, to its vast collection
of sejarim. Among the new additions are the
Pardes Tanach and the P.T. A. -donated Soncino
A newly-instituted book agency under Seymour
Golshevsky makes available to students sefarim at
Issued once again, the library's Hebrew publica-
tion, the Sifryon, excelled in the quality of material
contained within its pages.
Lejl to rifihl: S. Eider, J. Gross-
man, L. Lundcr.
•jiinN "inS riNT ariDn
Left to right: N. Reiss, J. Levy, H. Leibowitz, M. Strahlberg, M. Sokal.
Left to right. Seated: M. Goldberg, S. Riskin, H.
Burg, L. Raymon, B. Adler, N. Nusbacher. Stand-
ing: E. Lowenstein, C. Charytan, I. Kellman, A.
Hyman, Debating Manager J. Neugeboren, B. Lang-
enauer, R. Bloch.
DEBATING is an essential phase of extracur-
ricular activity in that it trains the student
in speaking before an audience. The intra-mural
(inter-class) program is a type of "farm system"
for the Varsity Debating team, which competes
against other high school teams.
In the intra-mural program, the classes are di-
vided into two leagues, the freshman and sopho-
more classes forming the Junior League, and the
junior and senior classes comprising the Senior
League. At each term's end the two league cham-
pions face each other in a debate for the school
B.T.A.'s varsity (interscholastic) team, repre-
senting the school in the Inter-Yeshiva High School
Student Council Debating League, compiled a fine
record this past year. It suffered its only defeat at
the hands of Flatbush, \^hile defeating among
others, its perennial rival, T.A. Uptown, and for
the first time, Central Yeshiva.
Highlighting the debating season were the in-
troduction of a supplementary Junior Varsity team,
and the staging of a student-faculty debate, which
took the form of a mock courtroom trial.
Jerrold Neugeboren, School Debating Manager,
supervised the season's entire program.
Left to right. Seated: A. Hyman, C. Charytan.
M. Goldberg, B. Langenauer, R. Bloch. Stand-
ing: H. Burg, L. Raymon, N. Feld, Debating
Manager J. Neugeboren, S. Riskin.
n^no niD'^C' "Ci; '3i\:^^
BROOKLYN Talmudical's Varsity basketeers
completed a thrill-packed season on March 14,
with their third Jewish High School League
championship appearance at Madison Square Gar-
den in four years. Though beaten in that final con-
test by their chief rivals, Manhattan Talmudical,
55-44, the Varsity staged an impressive 1955-1956
showing, and was spurred on throughout the
schedule by terrific student support.
Off to a slow start with a new coach, Abby
Gewirtz, our hoopsters dropped their first two
At the Garden
league contests to Manhattan Talmudical and Flat-
bush Yeshiva. The third contest of the year, how-
ever, a 41-35 victory over R.J. J., proved to be
the turning point of the season; for from then on
the Varsity played top-flight ball, with, perhaps,
the best team-work in the league. They defeated
Lejt to right, Front Row: M. Kaplan, G. Falk, B. Langenauer, Captain H.
Josepher, J. Levine, K. Kobrin. Second Row: Trainer J. Heimowitz, D. Levine,
Statistician L. Beer, M. Hochman, M. Ostrow, Athletic Manager M. Lebowitz,
Scorer J. Schraub. Third Row: D. Primmer, S. Krochmal, J. Neugeboren, S.
Kramer, H. Lerner. Missing: H. Parkas.
Ramaz twice, R.J.J, once more, split with H.I.L.I..
and lost a close one to M.T.A. The most thrilling,
ten.sion-filled engagement of the year took place at
mid-season when B.T.A. lost to Flatbush in the
final seconds of the game, 53-52.
After ending the season in third place with a
5-5 record, the team avenged the two earlier
defeats by trouncing Flatbush solidly in the
J.H.S.L. play-off semi-finals 61-47, thus reaching
the Garden championship round.
In- non-League tilts, B.T.A. compiled a not-too-
impressive 2-4 record.
The season's leading scorers were Hesh Farkas.
a junior, and Herbie Josepher, a senior, who aver-
aged 16.2 and 14.9 points a game, respectively.
Although no all-star game was played, four of
our Varsity members were named to the J.H.S.L.
all-star team. They are: Farkas, Josepher. Bernie
Langenauer, and Jerry Levine.
Jerry Schraub was the official B.T.A. scorer,
and Leon Beer, official statistician. Jake Hymowitz
served as trainer, and Marty Lebowitz as team
manager. Special credit is due the team's new
coach, Abby Gewirtz.
Victory over Flatbush —
Garden here we come
** Playoff Game
Varsity Co-Captains: Bernie Langenauer and Herbie Josepher.
As a training ground for future Varsity basket-
ball players, the J.V. plays an important role
in B.T.A. athletics.
This past year, the J.V., playing without an offi-
cial coach, compiled a 4-2 record. They racked up
victories over three local boys' clubs, the Spirits,
Rams, and Cubs, and defeated B.T.A.'s senior
class team. The two losses came at the hands of the
Prophets and Brooklyn Friends' Junior Varsity
Left to right. Seated: H.
Fruchter, P. Bursky, J. Lifschitz,
A. Hyman, J. Werblowsky.
Standing: N. Dershowitz, A.
Fruchter, Athletic Manager M.
Lebowitz, H. Yoskowitz, D.
Gold, U. Gottesman.
THE highlight of this year's intra-mural athletic
' program was the institution of a point system
for all events. Put into operation by fall term Ath-
letic Manager, George Falk, and maintained by
Marty Lebowitz, his spring successor, the system
awards points on a 5-3-1 basis for first, second,
and third place finishes in each phase of competi-
tion. The class receiving the largest total of points
is the intra-mural champion.
Following an established custom, the Lag
B'Omer outing featured the intra-mural Softball
championship contest, in addition to many other
The wide variety of sports which includes base-
ball, basketball, football, slapball, foul-shooting,
handball, ping-pong, tennis, and track, affords
each student the opportunity to participate in his
1955-1956 Intra-Mural Winners
Intra-Muial Championship — Class 7b-8b
Basketball — 7a, 4b
Foul-Shooting — 7a, 4b
Ping-Pong — Marty Lebowitz
WHAT DO I SEE?
ALL FOR NAUGHT
by MARTIN GORDON
/ walk along the ground (I look down)
A nd what do I see?
I see many variations of colors;
I see things that are alive,
I see things that are dead;
I see things that were alive, and are now dead;
I see things that are dead, and never were alive;
I see beings that are at my mercy as I step,
Whose last shrill cry, as I stamp my foot
Bothers me not, for I hear it not;
I am a giant in a miniature world —
In a miniature society.
I walk along the ground (I look up)
A nd what do I see?
I see many variations of colors,
Blue, gray, white;
I see clouds which form images as I stare;
I lower my head,
I look around, and what do I see?
I see green trees against the sunny sky;
I see endless bodies of beautiful, sparkling
I see birds, against the trees, against the sky;
I look up, down and around,
I see life, beauty, strength;
What do I see?
I see G-d.
by ROBERT WEBER
Men strike and strive for fortunes bold,
Men trample over spirits old,
To reach and hold their great reward.
And then to lose it all for naught.
They who reek from smell of death.
They who fortune have never met.
Bad or good they buy and are bought,
A nd then to lose it all for naught.
Learned men who learn the law.
Men whose knowledge all adore,
Gain acclaim and praise, and yet
It soon is lost, it's all for naught.
The lovely rose which held my grace,
Whose beauty laid the sun's to waste
Is gone, and though I dread the thought,
I know what I have is all for naught.
I~MUNAH is a Hebrew word which simply
means faith. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
defines faith as a "deeply rooted trust in G-d and
his goodness." However, faith is a great deal more
than that. It is that quality which makes the weak
strong and the cowardly brave. Let me tell you of
an incident in my life — an incident which demon-
strates the marvelous power of emunah.
In the European town (shtehtl) in which I was
born, our lives were inextricably bound to the tra-
ditions of our fathers. My first memories are those
of the wonderful peace which descended upon our
home with the arrival of the Sabbath. Once a week,
amid the redolence of the many Sabbath delicacies,
our trivial cares and worries were forgotten. The
Sabbath was a day of rest, of holiness, of rejoicing,
of communion with the Almighty G-d himself. This
was the spirit pervading our household not only on
the Sabbath, but also on every one of the many
holidays throughout the year. It was especially so
It is during the Passover of my sixth year that
my story begins. The holiday was being ceremoni-
ously ushered in, and with it came the first signs
of spring. The house was immaculately clean,
matzohs were baking in the oven, and we were all
bedecked in our best finery. The first two days
passed quickly — too quickly for a little boy who
would have to attend cheder as soon as the Inter-
mediate days would begin. And so, the first day of
Choi Hamoed arrived, and I set out for cheder.
I had been attending the Hebrew school since
I was five. The Rabbi taught everything from the
Aleph Bes to Chumash. We were a class of fifteen
boys ranging in age from five to ten years. The
teacher's name was Reb Samson, and what an in-
congruous appellation it was! Samson of the Bible
was a great judge and leader of his people. He
was the tallest and bravest of men. It is said that
he had the strength of a lion. Our Reb Samson
was the exact antithesis. He was short, scarcely
five feet in height, and very slight of build. He had
a sparse beard and a high squeaky voice. More-
over, he was constantly being scolded by his wife
for their monetary difficulties. In addition to all
this, he was continually tormented by his students,
the natural object of all our practical jokes. How-
ever, he was a sincerely religious man, and man-
aged to instill within us a great love for G-d and
his Torah, without our even realizing it.
And so it was, that on this first of the Intermedi-
ate days of Passover, I set out for cheder. That
by STEVEN RISKIN
morning, as every morning before lunch, Reb Sam-
son recited with us our prayers. We were not yet
old enough to learn Chumash, and so we each re-
peated the many prayers in praise of the Lord.
Being youngsters, we found this tedious after a
while, and we began to yearn for play outdoors.
It was about one hour before lunch, and Reb Sam-
son began reading the Shmone Esre. We were ex-
pected to follow in our prayer books.
Reb Samson started. "Blessed art thou, O Lord
our G-d and G-d of our fathers, G-d of Abraham
. . ." Suddenly we heard a great deal of noise. The
school was situated just two small blocks from the
market place, and we could hear the crashing of
glass very distinctly, coupled with the sound of
loud and raucous Polish voices. Screams rent the
air, and the sound of running feet came to my ears.
It was a pogrom! I wanted to cry, to run home,
but somehow I sat still in stark terror. And then
I looked at Reb Samson; for it suddenly occurred
to me that despite all the bedlam he had never
once stopped reading from the siddur. He sat erect
and recited in a clear, firm voice, although his face
was extremely pale. I began to listen and heard,
"O King, Helper, Saviour, and Shield. Blessed art
Thou, O Lord, the Shield of Abraham." He told
us to repeat what he had read, and we did so in
unison. We found strength in those words which
caused us to forget our fears, and our prayers
drowned out the voices of the drunken peasants.
Reb Samson led us until evening when the assail-
ants finally left.
Six months later my family set out for America.
Many years have elapsed since that eventful Pass-
over day in the little European town. In the course
of my work I have had occasion to meet many
brave and strong men. However, as long as I live
I shall never forget my rebbi in the cheder, the
strongest and bravest of them all — a veritable
by MARTIN GORDON
AS one nears full maturity, he reflects upon his
i past and looks toward his future. In doing so,
he finds before him a very basic question, which
concerns him to the extent of his maturity. That
question is: "What is man's purpose in life?"
By no means can such a question be briefly an-
swered. For the purpose and essence of life is in
the Torah; the vast amount of Jewish learning
which finds its way back through the ages on the
chain of the Masorah, to the revelation on Mt.
Sinai. However, based upon what I have learned,
seen, studied, and understood, in the world about
me, I make a humble attempt to briefly record
what I find in my heart.
An individual may feel that pleasure and enjoy-
ment is his sole object in life. To gain that end he
must naturally survive. And he works for that sur-
vival, and for that of his family, perhaps. His pleas-
ure in life is present in the form of anxiousness
before its fulfillment, enjoyment during its fulfill-
ment, and fading memories after its fulfillment.
He meets his death accompanied by fading mem-
ories alone. He has attained no lasting value in
life. His death has but deprived him of transient
satisfaction. And what is more futile?
One who finds life's purpose religiously, in G-d,
has reason in living and reason in wanting to live.
And when he passes on he finds happiness, and
yields to his loved ones consolation and encour-
He lives guided by the Torah, and love and awe
for the Almighty. He lives guided by avoda, by
tfilla, by service, by praises for, and supplications
to the Almighty. He lives guided by gmillus hasa-
dim, by kindliness, by the practice of charity to-
ward his fellow beings, the creations of the Al-
He too enjoys the common things that G-d cre-
ated for man's use. But in these everyday experi-
ences, in business or in pleasure, he aims at an
eternal goal. He lives a chaye olain, rather than a
chaye shaa, and finds his greatest pleasure, a last-
ing pleasure, in the fervent study of the Torah, and
in the love and devotion to the Holy One Blessed
Be He, exhibited in the earnestness with which he
performs G-d's mitsvos.
The goal he aims for in life is eternal, not mo-
mentary. He aims at bettering himself spiritually,
so that rather than fading memories and a crude
soul his total accomplishment at death, lasting
values, and a perfected soul more sanctified than
at birth are attained. He realizes that a materialist-
ically successful man who does not fear G-d is,
as David recorded in the Psalms, "like the beasts
that perish." He understands that his intelligence
alone distinguishes him from the animal, and that
G-d created him "but little lower than the angels."
And he uses this intelligence and understanding to
bring himself closer to G-d who put him on this
earth, closer to G-d who records his every action
on this earth, closer to G-d who will remove him
from this earth, and before whom he is destined
to account for his every action.
And while he serves the Almighty daily, he
prays, "O save me for thy mercy's sake. For in
death there is no remembrance of thee. In the
grave, who shall give thanks unto thee?" And yet,
when his time to depart does arrive, and he meets
his creator whom he served, he finds his reward
for a righteous, Torah-true life in this world —
eternal peace and happiness in the next.
^OK^e^^MK^ 0^ a
by JOSEPH BAKAL
■ N disgust, I flung my pen down and angrily shut
■ my writing pad. Hastily, I went to bed. It was
late at night.
That was the nth time I had tried vainly to
compose some literary work worthy of submission
to my graduate journal.
As I unsuccessfully tried to fall asleep that night,
a whole stream of regretful and frustrated thoughts
welled up in my mind.
I attempted to analyze scientifically the causes
for my inability to write anything worthwhile.
that the same set of difficulties, imperfections and
handicaps confronted the other fellows in the
school who had succeeded in submitting material
for consideration for possible inclusion in the grad-
This single thought or truth filled me with the
feeling that I was probably rationalizing too much
and writing too little. With renewed firmness of
purpose I decided I would again strive to write
something of value. With this thought and convic-
tion I gradually fell asleep.
The next days were filled with many hours of
searching my brain, environment, and books for
possible things to write about. However, as the
days slowly crept by and the deadline for submit-
ting manuscripts drew closer, I became convinced
that all I could ever write was a confession of my
failure at creative writing.
I thought my failure was possibly due to the
fact that since by nature I am a perfectionist, I had
been and was trying too hard to be tops. In addi-
tion to that, this was my first real experience with
an attempt at creative writing. In my school career
practically all the writing I had done had been of
the factual or critical variety. This first real fling
at creative composition was indeed a new and diffi-
cult thing. Another reason for my apparent failure
was that the subject matter I could write about was
severely restricted because of my limited experi-
ence and education. I was also greatly hampered
by my highly imperfect technical skill.
As I turned over these reasons — or excuses if
you wish — in my mind, the thought occurred to me
*HMUEL, it looks peaceful out there."
"Yes Dan, too peaceful."
The two men lay sprawled behind a rock barrier,
and looked over the muzzle of their machine gun
at the barren ground before them. On their uni-
forms were the insignia of the Israeli army. Turning
over on his back, Shmuel stared with dark sunken
eyes at the blue cloudless sky. A thin wind whis-
pered along the ground swirling up sand and stones
and spraying them around his feet. Placing his sun-
burned hand in the sand Shmuel scooped up a
handful and let it sift through his fingers.
"Dan, how long have we been fighting?"
"Since the beginning of time, Shmuel," came
"No, I mean now, Dan."
"A year or two, why?"
"Oh, I was just thinking."
Dan, with one hand on the stock of his gun,
glanced back at his friend.
"Getting tired, Shmuel?"
Shmuel swung around and looked deep into
"Aren't you . . . aren't you tired of fighting?
Wouldn't you like to be back in Ramat-Gan work-
ing in the fields instead of lying in this cold sand
waiting for the Arabs to come so we can kill
"Yes Shmuel, I'm tired; but being tired is not
the whole thing. Think back, Shmuel, think of the
people who wandered in the desert for forty years;
think of the people who fought and starved in
strange lands. They were tired too, Shmuel, but
they didn't stop. They fought and died so that we
could live in peace; now we must fight so our
children can live in peace."
"Peace," scorned Shmuel. "How can we live in
peace when our enemies burden us with war? Dan,
these people we fight are greedy, yet we must fight
them. But we are so small and insignificant com-
pared to some of the enemy countries. And help,
why should anyone want to help us? Jews? they'd
rather spit first."
"Shmuel . . . Shmuel, don't be so bitter. Remem-
ber what the Rabbi said yesterday when he came
to visit us? He said that we're strong, strong in
soul, strong in religion, strong in hope. Shmuel,
we have a spirit to fight with, and a land to fight
for. We know we must win, we believe we will
"Belief and hope do not kill Arabs."
"No Shmuel, it does not kill Arabs, but it builds
Jews. It builds a strong land. It builds something
finer than hate — love."
Shmuel thought. He thought of Hannah with the
blue eyes whom he had met before the war. He
loved Hannah, and someday hoped to marry her.
But now he must fight; he must not be tired. He
thought of what Dan had said.
Suddenly, Shmuel felt encouraged, fresh, as
though something fine had swept through his body.
Turning over on his stomach he smiled and joined
his friend watching the barren land before them.
* * *
In the barracks the two friends, getting dressed,
talked over their plans for leave.
"Where are you going, Dan?"
"Oh, to see my mother and sister. Aren't you
"Well yes, but I want to see Hannah first . . . and
. . . ask her to marry me."
"But . . . Shmuel, I thought you were going to
wait until after the war?"
Standing, Shmuel walked over to the shattered
window and looked out. "Dan, do you think I'm
wrong in asking her now?"
"I don't know, Shmuel. It does make it tough
on her now."
"I know, Dan, but . . ."
"If you can't wait, I guess . . . it's up to her."
That afternoon the two friends parted. Dan
headed for Ramat-Gan and Shmuel for Hannah,
who served as a nurse in a hospital in S'fad.
* * *
At the desk, they told Shmuel that Hannah
would be off in an hour, so he went out and
strolled around the streets. It was a small town,
crowded and dirty.
"My G-d," whispered Shmuel, "will we ever be
able to clean this up, so that we can eat and live in
clean houses and not be afraid?" He stopped off at
a book store and bought some back newspapers.
Strolling through the town the helplessness hit him
with the smell of decay. When he returned to the
hospital, his heart was filled with misery and the
feeling of defeat. But when he saw Hannah coming
down the steps he felt good again. Her presence
was like that of a fresh flower in a garden of weeds.
"Hello Shmuel." Her voice was soft and sweet.
"Hello Hannah, you're looking good."
"Thank you, Shmuel, but my hair is in a mess."
Clasping hands, the two walked toward Han-
nah's home on the other side of town.
"I've missed you Shmuel."
"I've missed you too Hannah, very much."
An old woman passing by smiled warmly and
blessed G-d and life.
The chirp of little insects sprang from the dark-
ness as the two figures sat together on the porch.
Hannah stared at the man she loved and knew
what she had to say.
"Shmuel, I love you ... I love you very much.
I'd be very proud to be your wife. But our lives are
too important to our land now. Getting married
will take our minds away from our work. They
need all the nurses they can get and we work some-
times twenty-four hours a day. Oh don't you see
darling, there are so many of them and so few of
us. Only if we give our soul and spirit to our cause
can we win. Then my dear, we can think of our-
Shmuel turned to Hannah to speak, but the
words never came. They sat together in silence.
* * *
"Shmuel," came the call from across the hall.
Shmuel turned and saw his friend Dan running
"How's Hannah? Did you ask her? Did she
"She's fine, and she accepted. We're getting mar-
ried the day after we beat the Arabs."
"Hello Dan . . . you look good . . . how's Shmuel?
. . . good, he's a good boy . . . poor Noah . . . how's
the food Dan? ... do you get enough to eat? . . .
Leah is fine . . . she's working in the plant . . .
she's been seeing that young Aaron . ■. . he's a flier
in the air force . . . Oh dear, so many good boys
are fighting . . . how long can you stay? only two
days? . . . it's such a short time, Dan ... I prayed
so much that the fighting wouldn't come, but . . .
Oh Dan, my son . . . G-d bless you ... be careful
Dan, Dan . . . Dan . . . Dan, my son . . . Dan . . ."
"Mother . . . mother . . . mom . . ! ! !"
Shmuel awoke with a start and stared at his
friend. Sweat poured down Dan's face and his
hands went to his head.
"Dan, what's the matter?"
"Matter? nothing, nothing Shmuel . . . just a
Shmuel shrugged his shoulders and turned over,
but Dan's white face remained in his thoughts.
It was the next afternoon that the news came.
Dan was away when the messenger came to their
position. He asked for Dan and when Shmuel told
him that Dan would be back soon, the messenger
settled back to wait.
"Is it important?"
"Can't you tell me?"
"Sorry, but it's personal."
Shmuel looked at the messenger. The man's face
was white and nervous.
"What's the matter? Can't you tell me? I'm his
"It's bad news."
"Well . . . it's about his mother, she . . ."
A voice broke through the nervous stillness.
Both men turned at the voice. Dan walked over
to his friend and glanced at the messenger.
"Are you Dan Sherberg?"
"I have a message for you."
The messenger handed a slip of paper to Dan,
then turned and walked away.
Shmuel watched his friend's face turn white as
he read the note.
"My mother's sick, Shmuel, I've got to go to
Dropping the note, Dan ran off toward head-
Dan stood over his mother's bed and looked at
the small white figure. The cold truth hit him and
sent his mind falling into a backness of grief and
despair. He had come too late.
Later, with the night air blowing in his face,
Dan remembered his dream and looked up into
the black sky. Leah would be all alone on the farm.
He would have to leave the army . . .
"Dan . . ."
The voice was sad and yet full of love and
understanding, and the hand was warm. His sister
touched his shoulder. Turning, Dan finally let out
his emotions and he fell against her, his sobs com-
ing from his great anxiety. After a while he straight-
"I'm acting like a child, Leah."
"No Dan, you're acting like a man who has just
lost his mother. I cried too, Dan, but we must not
forget our responsibilities. She has given us her
life. Now we must continue on as she would have
"What about the farm?"
"I'll get somebody to help me, Dan. You must
stay in the army."
Her soothing voice quieted his fears and he felt
strong again. Arm in arm, sister and brother walked
into the night.
Shmuel, when he heard the news, did not expect
to see his friend back so soon. Yet here they were,
sprawled among the rocks behind their machine
gun. His friend had little to say, and Shmuel felt
that he knew why Dan was here. He smiled and
felt good that he was alive, and even more that
he was a Jew.
* * *
The two figures lay motionless behind their gun.
Shmuel snored lightly as Dan sighed and stared
into the darkness. Behind them, unseen and un-
heard, a hidden figure crawled up through the
rocks. Behind him another, and another, and an-
other. In their eyes hate, in their hands arms from
an alien country.
* * *
The officer climbed up the rock barrier as the
rising sun disappeared behind the clouds. The last
posts had reported rifle shots during the night but
nobody could confirm them. The officer stopped. No
voice challenged him. Probably asleep, he thought.
Casually, the officer stepped up, then stopped. His
composure was lost, and in its place came a look
of horror. Running over to the sprawled figures he
bent down. The blood had stopped pouring but
the sight sickened him. Both were shot through
the back. They hadn't had a chance. The officer
stood up and steadied himself against a tree.
After the two bodies were carried away, a short
stocky man with the mark of a captain walked
out to the edge of the rocks and stopped. He
looked at the two new men and then at the sky.
"G-d, I know what must happen must happen.
Our lives are in your hands. Those two soldiers
we just carried away were two of the finest. They
both have families and I regret deeply having to
tell them. Is this the price of faith? Must brave
men die? Must we fight on hopelessly? Forgive me
... I am just an old man who has seen too much
grief. You are one, and we are fighting with one
heart and one mind. I come to you to ask. Will
many more brave men die?"
The grey sky stared at the short man and a cool
wind whipped through his open jacket.
"We believe this, that through our faith we will
win. Protect our men Almighty, they are your chil-
dren and now they look up to you for guidance."
Suddenly a break appeared in the clouds. A ray
of sunshine shone down upon the barren rocks.
The ray slanted down upon him and the short man
smiled. Turning, he walked away, his head high,
his heart full with the joy of religion and faith.
%/OU'VE heard of the big mystery, haven't you?
' No? You haven't? Well, then, let me tell you
It all centers around the strange disappearance
of Samuel Kan, a freshman at Yeshiva University.
Sam was a friendly fellow. He wasn't a poor stu-
dent, but he didn't appear to be a genius either.
He was just average, one whom you normally
wouldn't give a second thought to. The only odd
thing about him was that never once during his
entire stay at Yeshiva University did he take ill.
He never even suffered from a toothache or a cold.
One day the janitor saw him walking into the
physics lab after school hours. There was nothing
unusual about this, as Sam occasionally did some
lab work at night. Suddenly, however, there was a
bright flash of light that almost blinded the janitor.
He raced towards the laboratory, thinking that Sam
had accidentally set off an explosion. When he
reached there he found that no explosion had taken
place; but the lab was empty. All that he found
was a pile of fused and twisted electronic equip-
ment, and an envelope made of some strange plas-
tic-like material. There wasn't a trace of Sam. The
janitor brought the envelope to the dean, and what
was found in it was surprising to say the least!
In the envelope was a letter in Sam Kan's neat,
meticulous handwriting, written upon a sheet of
that strange plastic material. Here is what the letter
"To whom it may concern:
By the time you read this you will be engaged
in a futile attempt to explain my disappearance.
I am writing this explanation to save you the trou-
ble my disappearance would no doubt cause.
"You will not find me, for I have returned to
my own era, two hundred years in the future. Yes,
two hundred years in the future.
"I returned to your time in a machine which
by MELVIN ZWILLENBERG
was developed about five years ago (my time — in
2151 ). My purpose was to make a one year study
of the culture and social institutions of your period,
for my thesis in social anthropology at the univer-
sity I attend here.
'"I find that time has wrought great changes
in 200 years. The holocaust of an atomic war
which you so fear was avoided, largely because of
that fear. Fear of the Hydrogen Bomb, and the re-
placement of automobiles by helicopters for per-
sonal transportation, has led to the dispersal of
residential areas away from the cities, throughout
the countryside, each family living several miles
from the next. Only the industries and the schools
have remained concentrated in the deserted cities,
and these have gone underground, the workers and
students commuting from their homes by helicop-
ter. The same happened in Russia, with the result
that the Communist dictatorship fell apart; for a
dictatorial form of government can be maintained
only when the population is concentrated in cities
where it can be kept under constant surveillance.
"Freed from the threat of war, science, which
had heretofore been devoted to finding ways to
destroy man has turned to his betterment. Most
diseases have been conquered, among them the
omnipresent common cold.
"When people became accustomed to living so
far apart, the population increased and began
to cause what was considered unbearable crowd-
ing. The answer came in 1978, when the first
manned rocket reached the moon. Within thirty
years Mars and Venus were also reached.
"By this time there was already a thriving colony
on the Earth's satellite. Within a century the
Moon's surface was dotted with the hermetically
sealed domes of numerous colonies.
"As the population grew, many terrestrial uni-
versities established branches there. Among them
was Yeshiva University, whose lunar branch which
I attended was established in 2130.
"Although time has changed both the curricu-
lum and the teaching methods to some e.xtent. you
would still recognize them. The burden of studies
on the students has been reduced by the "Sleep-
learner,' a rudimentary version of which was ex-
perimented with as far back as 1955. This machine
enables students to learn as they sleep, with perfect
recall. However, it was found that for Torah and
Talmudic subjects, the machine does not work. A
student may memorize a lesson, but he misses
most of the finer meanings and inspirational quali-
ties of the Torah. The 'Sleeplearner.' therefore,
is used only for secular studies such as History.
Advanced Mathematics, Nuclear Physics and many
other subjects, while for Yeshiva studies, the same
methods that have been used for thousands of
years are maintained.
"At Yeshiva University's lunar branch the stu-
dents spend five hours, from 8:00 L.S.T. to 13:00
studying Talmud. (The twenty -four hour clock is
employed.) From 14:00 to 19:00 they work in the
university's hydroponics farm, its nuclear reactor,
or on laboratory work. All the other subjects are
studied as they sleep, through the 'Sleeplearner."
"When I volunteered to spend a year in your
era to prepare my thesis in anthropology, I re-
ceived an intensive course in the manners, speech
and customs of your time. From our museum a
sufficient amount of your currency was obtained
to pay my expenses. Records were prepared which
would ensure my admission to your school.
"I boarded a rocket that took me from the moon
to the area near what used to be New York City.
There I set up the machine that projected me to
your era. Since the machine itself does not travel
through time, I had to build another one here for
my return. Since I had to use imperfect parts it will
fuse unrecognizably after I use it. This week I
finished my work here, and so am returning to my
Well, you probably think this is all a hoax. So
did the police. But when they tried to trace the
home address given on Kan's records, they found
that nobody of his description had ever lived there.
Nobody knows for sure where he came from, and
nobody knows for sure where he has gone. It
seems that he simply appeared out of nowhere and
vanished into nowhere.
What really happened? Was this a well planned
hoax, or is it that truth is often stranger than
What do you think?
by MORTON FREIMAN
MELVIN Chelydra Serpentina arrived at
■ B.T.A. on May 2, 1955. Despite his shy-
ness he gained the friendship of both students and
facuhy. A chopped egg sandwich, apple, and a
chocolate bar were all part of his varied diet. I
requested that if Melvin should leave us before the
summer, arrangements be made that his body be
willed to me. And so it was.
One morning late in May I approached the lab
closet with caution. Melvin was residing there for
the weekend. I could almost see his snapping jaws
waiting for me with a smile. But a smile it wasn't,
not even a grin. Melvin Chelydra Serpentina was
dead! Sadly, I took the trough, aluminum foil, and
alcohol which were very close by and made a most
interesting package marked, "Not to be opened till
after Regents." And it wasn't.
Summer vacation finally arrived. Jay Kloner
helped me with the dissection that first day. Gently
the aluminum foil was removed from Melvin's
motionless body, which I hadn't seen for a month.
He appeared the same but smelled quite differ-
ently. Hot and muggy air made matters even
worse. The first problem facing us was where to
start cutting. After a careful inspection of Melvin's
body a decision was made to remove his lower
plate first. The end of the scalpel was lost inside
Melvin's body in an attempt to work from the
inside out. Rabbi Zuroff appeared just then for a
brief visit. Ushers were needed for graduation the
coming evening. We seemed to be good prospects
but I didn't think I could deodorize by nightfall.
Melvin was difficult to get along with. Scalpels,
tweezers and other instruments were useless in his
case. Recalling my mother's excellent way of dis-
secting a chicken, I grasped Melvin's head while
Jay grasped his shell. On the count of three the
head bone was disconnected from the neck bone
and the neck bone disconnected from the shoulder
bone. In the same way all major parts were dis-
connected from each other.
Work progressed the next few days at my home.
Gradually all meat particles were removed from
the bones, which numbered approximately 200.
It is a simple task to dissect an animal as long as
his eyes are closed.
But when the skin was removed from Melvin's
head I felt a little uneasy. No matter where I
moved he kept looking at me. That wouldn't have
been so strange if I were not holding the rest of his
body at the other end of the table.
Assembling the bones was difficult. A manual
was lacking and Melvin was put together with
logic and Duco Cement. He hung for days on the
clothes line over the bathtub. There 1 worked on
Melvin from the bottom to keep him in a standing
July 4, 1955. was a memorable day. Melvin was
together again. He was suffering, however, from
a deficiency of skin. His companionship through-
out the summer was indeed a pleasure.
On September 12. 1955. Melvin Chelydra Ser-
pentina arrived once again at B.T.A., only this
time there were no egg sandwiches for him. or
water to swim in. He was hardly recognized by his
friends who had known him so well. Melvin
greeted them with a smile and he smiles to this
day in the tomb which was so neatly prepared for
his final resting place in the hallway of Brooklyn
by MORRIS GOLDBERG
THE sun was going down.
That was the first thought he had. He knew
the sun was going down. Knew it beyond a shadow
of a doubt because there was a tree next to where
he was lying on the field, and when he turned his
head he saw its shadow. A long shadow, many
times longer than the tree itself . The kind of shadow
cast when the day is almost over.
It was evening then, and he was in Israel. That
was something else he knew. It was important that
he was in Israel, and even more important was the
fact that he knew.
But he couldn't remember why. He tried hard.
He tried harder than he had ever tried to do any-
thing before. And all to no avail. He kept on
searching his mind, trying to remember — until the
darkness came again . . .
A thought. From the inky blackness that was
his mind. A selfish thought. He knew that the
moment it came to him. But he couldn't help him-
self, for it was the only thought he had.
A pain. Like a thousand tiny knives in his left
shoulder, cutting his hand, slicing his whole arm
into little bundles of sharp, biting pain. But he
shouldn't be thinking about such things when there
were the others to worry about . . .
Another thought. Sharp. Clear. There had been
other men. He didn't know what they had been
doing, why he had been with them, but he knew
there had been others. Were they also hurt?
A third thought, now. He had opened his eyes,
and he was looking toward what must have been
the west. Toward the setting sun. It was red. A
glorious red that stained the clouds in the western
sky, that colored the very earth he was lying on
and stole some of the green from the leaves of the
tree near him. A red so beautiful that he could not
Something else now, too. He first saw it when
he tried to pick himself up to see better. It was on
his sleeve, on his left arm, the one that hurt so
much. A stain. A red stain.
Yes, blood. Suddenly, now, in a flash, it was all
clear. It came in a torrential flood of memories.
Memories of sights, sounds, feelings. He remem-
bered now. Remembered a battle.
Yes, it was important that he was in Israel. For
he was a chaver of a border kibbutz. His was one
of the smallest of those cooperatives unique in the
modern State of Israel, more of a military installa-
tion than a farm. But they had been farming there.
And then ... the surprise attack.
That was what embittered him most even now
in the deserted battlefield ... the surprise. He had
gone to sleep the night before, not really feeling
safe, but at the same time not worrying about the
possibility of attack. He had learned to live with
danger. He just didn't think about it.
It had probably been about three or four o'clock
in the morning when the shots woke him up. There
had been no warning. The Arabs always seemed
to attack in the dead of night, and always without
warning. His fellow chaverim didn't even have
time to call him before he was on the field with a
gun, fighting, lashing out with all his might at the
The sun had been up for a few hours when the
shell exploded a few feet from where he was stand-
ing. He had been one of the last ones hit. That
probably explained why he had not been taken
from the field.
And now the sun was setting. For some crazy
reason his past life went through his mind, the life
he had given up to join the kibbutz. He had come
from the United States, and he could not really
9 1 ^1 's|H
say he was sorry that he had given up his good life
to join the other chaverim. He had done it for an
Suddenly, again, a calm came over him. He
knew now that the end was near.
He did have time for another thought, however,
before he slipped into the oblivion from which he
would have to worry no more about the sun. or the
earth, or the people on it who felt that they had
nothing better to do than hate their neighbors.
Time for a single thought. A final important
Yes, the sun was going down.
But it would come up again.
by ROBERT GOLDBERG
PEBRUARY 27, 1958, was the day it all began.
■ Why? No one really knew. Several explana-
tions were put forward, the most logical being the
explosion of the super H-Bomb the day before. Its
rays must have activated some trigger in the brain.
The world went to sleep babies and woke up
adolescents — one million years of evolution in one
night; teleportation and telekinesis were achieved.
But few realized the danger of such a swift change;
overnight the culmination of improvements in
transportation were reached. Anyone could go
anywhere instantly. The earth was the size of a
An immense crime wave shattered the world.
Americans stole British treasures; French stole
Australian treasures. But what could be done?
All stocks connected with transportation were
immediately sold, as were all others. The stock
market crashed. But no one cared. What you
wanted you took.
Three-fourths of the world's politicians were
assassinated overnight. Those who weren't were
the dictators, whose whereabouts no one knew.
Chaos reigned supreme.
The United States was flooded with refugees
from all over the world. She was invaded by the
world's only completely mobile army, and World
War III was begun. A new science of strategy had
to be developed; for in this war, with all points
vulnerable, there were no battle lines. Overnight,
the war-making capacity of the world was de-
stroyed. The most potent weapon on each side was
secrecy. The corps d'elite were the security police.
This was a merciless war; no prisoners were taken.
The war was a stalemate with but the world a loser.
The war ended three years, eleven months, and
nine days after it had begun. The world was dead.
"That was a fine composition, Bobby, but you
left out the most important part. Where did we
"I'm sorry. Miss Summers. But gee, I thought
everybody knows about the plants and factories
the new world set up all over the universe."
"That's all right, Bobby, but you also forgot to
date it properly. It should be 1962 A.E. Not just
1962. A.E., you know. After Earth."
"O. K., Miss Summers, I won't forget next time.
Miss Summers, I'm going for the weekend to the
Galactic Museum on Aldeberan V."
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In Memory of His Most
Unusually Devoted and Loving
Grandparents — Mama and Papa
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Mom, Dad, and Florence
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Aunt Leah, Uncle Sammie and Naphtali
Aunt Toby, Uncle Joe and Francis
UPON THEIR GRADUATION
Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Greenberg
Mr. and Mrs. William Greenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jacobs
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neustoder
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schneider
Mother, Dad and Marlene
Buby and Zeda Tropper
Aunt Ida and Uncle Abe
Aufit Anna and Uncle Morris
Aunt Bea and Uncle Leo
Aunt Ellen and Uncle Harry
Aunt Frances and Uncle Frank
Aunt Pearl and Uncle Leonard
Aunt Elsie and Uncle Irving
Aunt Rose and Uncle Dave
Aunt Helen and Uncle Sam
Cousins Marty and Sandra Feinberg
UPON THEIR GRADUATION
Mr. and Mrs. William Bernstein
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Burstein
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Myer Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gold
David, Judah, and Hadassah Rhine
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Shulman
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wieselman and Daughters
Shevi and Judy Werner
Mother, Dad and Rena
Grandma and Grandpa Finklestein
Jack and Bernard Finklestein
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Sylvia and Samson Eichler
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THE GRADUATING CLASS OF JUNE 1956
expresses ifs deepest sympathy
on the passing of his beloved Father, Louis
Mother and Father
Grandma and Grandpa
Uncle Al and Aunt Lena
Cousins Howard and Harriet
Uncle Bert and Aunt Bettie
Cousins Bruce and Susie
Uncle Morris and Aunt Annie
Cousins Irene and Norman
OUR GRADUATING CLASS
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MRS. ABRAHAM GORDON, President
MRS. SAMUEL CANTOR, Vice-President
MRS. ABRAHAM FREIMAN, Treasurer
MRS. HARRY PRESS, Financial Secretary
MRS. MORRIS WASSERMAN, Recording Secretary
MRS. NATHAN GROSSBARD, Corresponding Sec'y
JOSEP H RUBIN
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Authorized Chrysler-Plymouth Soles
1385 Bushwick Ave. GL-5-7174
Moed Weinman and Co.
62 West 47th St., New York 36, N. Y.
Congratulations to Our Son
Bernard Langenauer — Mom and Dad
Congratulations to Bernard Langenauer
Friedman, 4714 New Utrecht Ave.
From Dr. and Mrs. Irving R. Hirsch
From Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hirsch
Aileen and Deborah
From Mother and Dad
Congratulations to Robert Weber
Congratulations to Robert Weber
Congratulations to Melvin Weiss
from Philip Kohn's Shomer Shobbos
Maze! Tov To Our Son
Upon His Graduation
Mr. and Mrs. Max Weiss
Best of Luck to Our Son, Allan Witztum
On His Graduation — Mom and Dad
In Honor of Allan's Groduation
Best Wishes to Our Nephew, Allan Witztum
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Pfeffer and Family
Best Wishes to Our Nephew, Allan Witztum
NAr. and Mrs. Chorley Kresch & the Four Maidens
Congratulations to Our Cousin, Allan Witztum
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Witztum and Family
Best Wishes to Our Grandson, Allan Witztum
Rabbi and Mrs. Ben-Zion Pfeffer
Congratulations to Melvin L. Zwillenberg
Mother, Dad, and Brother Arthur
A. Idone's & Sons Automotive Repairing
2201 Bedford Ave. BU-4-7006
Abby May Dress Shop
1464 St. John's Place
Ace Dry Cleaning Service PR-2-1430
375 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Al Loufer Kosher Meat & Poultry
5610 Ft. Hamilton Forkway GE-8-3214
847 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Birnbach & Ackerman, Inc. EV-8-051 6-0517
815 Broadway, Brooklyn 6, N. Y.
Boro Fuel Oil Co. UL-4-7500
2 Church Ave., Brooklyn 18, N. Y.
Boro Park Hebrew Bock Store UL-1-5421
5219 - 13th Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Jacob Cohen & Sons - Kosher Poultry
Jamesburg, N. Y.
Continental Studios EV-8-7710
290 Broadway, Brooklyn 11, N. Y.
Co-op Soles Co. EV-4-2443
335 Roebling St., Brooklyn 11, N. Y.
Dokto-Matik Shoe Co., Inc.
5 Delancey St., New York 2, N. Y. - CA-6-2988
Eddy's School Supplies BU-2-0506
2285 Church Avenue
The Elegante' Shop, Ltd.
4921 - 13th Ave. GE-5-7870
336 Utica Ave.
Joe Fried, Ph. G.
Compliments of a Friend
Compliments from a
Friend of Warren Enker
G & R Meat Market SP-7-2560
8 Suffolk St., New York 2, N. Y.
Glick Bros. — Prime Meats
360 Utica Avenue PR-3-9773
B. Gordon CA-6-0222
n Allen St., New York 2, N. Y.
A Friend of the Yeshiva
Mr. and Mirs. Max Gordon
Grandview Dairy, Inc.
60-71-79 Metropolitan Ave.
Herb's Auto School
177 Sumner Ave., Brooklyn 21, N. Y.
Hershey & Paul Fruits and Vegetables
4712 - 13th Ave. GE-6-4744
Hewes St. Live Poultry Market
328 Hewes St., EV-7-2538
Holz's Shomer Shabbos Bakery
635 Mercy Ave., EV-4-9055
Herman Kaplan, Dentist
134 Tompkins Avenue
Kinor David Kosher Meat and Poultry Corp.
London & Fishberg - Fruits and Vegetables
237 Schenectady Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Lee's Food Center
4217 Church Ave.
Louis Levy Clothing Corp.
28 Eiizabafh St., New York
Lungen's Meat and Poultry Market
277 Broadway, Monticello, N. Y.
Compliments of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Mann
170 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Martin's City-Art Paint Supply
2257 Church Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meshenberg
Compliments of Dr. Otto Nopelbaum, Dentist
1248 - 49th St., Brooklyn 19, N. Y.
Park Ridge Cleaners GE-5-8221
4415 - 8th Avenue
Park Surgical Co., Inc.
5001 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Richards House of Blonds
584 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
World Cheese Co.
172 Duane St., New York 13, N. Y.
Weiss Bros. & Schwartz, Inc.
47 East Broadway, New York
Mr. and Mrs. M. Toffel
Mr. and Mrs. I. Rosen and Joan
S & L Kosher Delicatessen MA-5-9193
687 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
S & M Wholesale Meat
172-90 Highland Ave., Jamaica, L. I.
Joseph Samet Real Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schapiro and Elaine
Compliments of Mr. Baruch Schatzman
Dr. S. M. Schiff
Sol's Fruit Market
4219 Church Ave.
Ephroim Stern Glot Kosher Meat
4818 Church Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y
4508 Ft. Hamilton Parkway
O r II ^ Y ^ A C O G r E s
CHEVRA GEMILUTH CHESED
771 McDonald ave. Brooklyn is, n. y.
Congregation B'nai Israel
of Linden Heights
46th St. and 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
UPON HIS GRADUATION
TOMS RIVER, N. J.
35 Richmond Street, New Brunswick, N. J.
Congregation Sons of Israel
of Middle Village
MAX FELDMAN, President
Young Israel of Flatbush
SOLOMON SHARFMAN, Rabbi
LESTER RHINE, President
COMPLIMENTS OF LADIES AUXILIARY
Beth Hamedrash Hagodol of East Flatbush
Abie's Fish Market
Clara Aranowitz's Bargain Store
Jacob Berman, Ph.G.
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Bienenfeld
Blatt's Department Store
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Borngaesser
Brenner's Monumental Works
Chatham Square Clothes
Cohen's Carroll Pharmacy
Dilson & Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. K. Dreyfus
Frank's Beauty Salon
Gelch's Butcher Store
Gellis Hebrew Book Store
Gellman's Dry Goods Store
Mr. & Mrs. R. Gideon
Greenstein's Aquamot Inc.
Kaplan's Fish Market
Mr. Herman Kurtz
L & L Luncheonette
Dave Leblang Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. J. Levine
Levine Brothers Butchers
George Levy's Food Store
Mr. & Mrs. O. Mayer & Daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bienenstock
Diane & Herman Meshenberg
Murray's Children's Shop
Helone Cory Sabel
Schleifer Meat & Poultry
Semel & Son
Sonny's Kosher Chicken Market
Mr. & Mrs. L. Stern
Weise Studios, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Block
LARRY ARBERM AN, 2168 Pitkin Avenue EV 5-2605
JOSEPH AUFRICHTIG, 358 Montgomery Street PR 8-6043
JOSEPH BAKAL, 102 Newport Street
LEON BEER, 1429 - 47 Street GE 6-0669
HENRY BOOK, 232 East 18 Street BU 2-2759
MORTON BOTWINICK, 189 Ross Street ST 2-7378
HOWARD BURG, 652 Crown Street SL 6-0254
CHAIM CHARYTAN, 268 Linden Boulevard IN 2-7355
JACK COHEN, 213 Division Avenue ST 2-1093
SEYMOUR EIDER, 2165 -75 Street CL 6-7887
HERMAN ELSTEIN, 1035 - 55 Street GE 6-9891
GEORGE FALK, 2520 Avenue L CL 2-1573
NEWTON FELD, 1067 Carroll Street IN 7-5139
MORTON FREIMAN, 1313 - 52 Street UL 3-8154
ABRAHAM GAFNI, 4519 - 15 Avenue UL 3-3254
JOSEPH GARFINKEL, 1605 Park Place PR 8-8276
MORRIS GOLDBERG, 827 Avenue Z CO 6-7022
ROBERT GOLDBERG, 473 Empire Boulevard PR 8-8172
DAVID GOLDFEDER, 67 Tompkins Avenue EV 8-0306
STEPHEN GOLDRICH, 4711 - 12 Avenue UL 3-3896
MARTIN GORDON, 742 Montgomery Street SL 6-0428
HENRY GROSS, 1439 -45 Street GE 8-4231
BENJAMIN HIRSCH, 189 Rutledge Street EV 4-6428
SHELDON HIRSCH, 570 Kosciusko Street GL 3-5921
ALBERT HORNBLASS, 4600 - 9 Avenue GE 8-1400
ALVIN JACKNIN, 200 Winthrop Street BU 7-6897
HERBERT JOSEPHER, 131 Remsen Avenue PR 8-8886
SHERMAN KATZ, 231 Brightwater Court DE 2-7708
LESTER KERSHENBAUM, 1418 President Street HY 3-1541
AARON KIRSCHBAUM, 580 Empire Boulevard PR 2-2674
MORTON KISSEN, 230 Blake Avenue HY 6-9141
JAY KLONER, 1329-51 Street GE 6-0878
KENNARD KOBRIN, 1149 East 18 Street ES 7-6213
BERNARD LANGENAUER, 1241 -45 Street UL 4-3636
AARON LEBOWITZ, 1450 - 49 Street GE 8-6191
JERRYLEVINE, 773 Albany Avenue PR 4-5310
JONAH LOEWENTHAL, 49 Parkville Avenue GE 5-4947
SAMUEL MILLER, 124 South 9 Street EV 7-6596
JERROLD NEUGEBOREN, 701 Empire Boulevard SL 6-2999
NOEL PUGACH, 951 Carroll Street IN 7-2499
MAYER RABINOWITZ, 263 A Old Freehold Rd., Toms River, N.J. . . TR 8-241 6M
LOUIS RAYMON, 225 Wayne Street, Highland Park, N.J KI 5-6999
STEVEN RISKIN, 103 Hart Street EV 4-4682
MARTIN RUBENSTEIN, 796 Cleveland Street NI 9-8415
LARRY RUBIN, 549 East 53 Street GL 1-0770
JERRY SCHRAUB, 353 Atkins Avenue HY 8-6436
WILLIAM SHIMANSKY, 502 East 95 Street HY 5-0840
MARCEL SHWERGOLD, 83-43 118 Street, Kew Gardens VI 7-4788
LIONEL SKOORKA, 4402 - 12 Avenue GE 8-3205
OSCAR WACHSTOCK, 133 Lefferts Avenue BU 7-8103
HYAM WASSERMAN,. 1089 Coney Island Avenue GE 4-5269
ROBERT WEBER, 1358 - 53 Street UL 1-7896
MELVIN WEISS, 67-28 78 Street, Middle Village TW 2-7309
MAURICE WILDER, 205 Ross Street EV 8-9172
ABRAHAM WITTY, 302 Parkville Avenue GE 4-5415
ALLAN WITZTUM. 2057- 86 Street CO 6-1771
JEROME WOLICKI, 170 Ross Street EV 8-2809
EUGENE ZAVELOFF, 1361-51 Street GE 8-3558
MELVIN ZWILLENBERG, 836 Crown Street PR 3-5693
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